Ar­mistice pa­rades

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To hon­our lo­cal fallen ser­vice­men and women, vet­er­ans, the serv­ing mil­i­tary, civil­ian vic­tims of World War I and more re­cent con­flicts – as well as those who re­mained at home to sup­port var­i­ous war ef­forts – a range of com­mem­o­ra­tive events will be tak­ing place across Perth and Kin­ross.

In Perth at 8am Provost Den­nis Mel­loy and Her Majesty’s LordLieu­tenant of Perth and Kin­ross, Bri­gadier Sir Melville Jame­son will lay wreaths at the 51st me­mo­rial at the North Inch.

This will be fol­lowed at 10.10am by a civic pa­rade, es­corted by the High Con­sta­bles of Perth, which will lead through the streets of Perth from the coun­cil build­ings at 2 High Street to St John’s Kirk.

The re­mem­brance ser­vice will take place in St John’s Kirk at 10.30am, fol­low­ing which Rev­erend Mur­doch will in­vite mem­bers of the con­gre­ga­tion to join him and par­tic­i­pate in the Walk of Grat­i­tude.

Mem­bers of the pub­lic not at­tend­ing the ser­vice who wish to join the Walk of Grat­i­tude are asked to as­sem­ble on St John Street at 11.20-11.30 am.

Walks of Grat­i­tude were in­tro­duced by The Royal Bri­tish Le­gion Scot­land to pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for mem­bers of the pub­lic to ac­tively par­tic­i­pate in re­mem­brance events and fol­low di­rectly be­hind a mil­i­tary pa­rade in a Walk of Grat­i­tude. You can pick up a me­mo­rial card on the day to carry dur­ing the walk.

Led by Perth and Dis­trict Pipe Band, the walk will fol­low the mil­i­tary pa­rade, in­clud­ing mil­i­tary ve­hi­cles, on a route from St John Street - South Street - Tay Street - High Street – Ge­orge Street - to Perth Con­cert Hall.

From noon to 2pm Provost Mel­loy will host a pub­lic civic re­cep­tion in the foyer of Perth Con­cert Hall.

The re­cep­tion in­cludes re­fresh­ments and en­ter­tain­ment from Perthshire Brass, The McAn­drews Sis­ters, and a spe­cially com­posed piece of mu­sic as part of the Ar­mistice iPlay4Peace event.

Out­side the con­cert hall there will also be a replica Spit­fire and mil­i­tary ve­hi­cle dis­play from noon to 3pm. Pupils at Perth Acad­emy will con­tinue to work on their‘Flow­ers of the For­est’ project in which all the names on the school war me­mo­rial will be com­mem­o­rated with a short cer­e­mony on the cen­te­nary of when they fell.

Outwith Perth, Re­mem­brance Day pa­rades will also be tak­ing place in com­mu­ni­ties across Perth and Kin­ross as the com­mu­nity joins to­gether to mark the day. Pa­rade routes for each event are: Auchter­arder - High Street Mon­trose Road - Ab­bots­field Ter­race John Law Court.

Kin­ross – High Street – St Ro­nan’s Drive, Kin­ross

Cri­eff – Fern­tower Road - A85(T) Perth Road – Strat­hearn Ter­race – Mitchell Street - East High Street – High Street – West High Street – James Square – King Street, Cri­eff

Alyth – Bamff Road – Air­lie Street, Alyth

Pit­lochry – West Moulin Road – A924 Atholl Road – Bon­nethill Road, Pit­lochry

Blair­gowrie – Lower Mill Street – Wellmeadow – Gas Brae, Blair­gowrie

Com­rie – A85 Bur­rell Street – Dun­das Street – Du­nira Street – Bridge Street – Dal­gin­ross

Coupar An­gus – The Cross – Blair­gowrie Road – School Road

Muthill – A822 Thorn­hill Street – Pitkel­lony Street, Muthill

Bur­rel­ton – A94 High Street, Bur­rel­ton

Aber­nethy – School Wynd – Main Street, Aber­nethy Braco – A822 Front Street, Braco Blair Atholl – B8079 – A9(T) – B8079, Blair Atholl

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