Civic lead­ers at re­mem­brance ser­vice


The sac­ri­fice and mem­ory of Stir­ling’s war dead will be recog­nised this week­end as the UK marks the 100th an­niver­sary of the end of World War One.

A Ser­vice of Re­mem­brance will be held in the Church of the Holy Rude this Sun­day (Novem­ber 11), at 10.45am to pay re­spect to mem­bers of the armed forces who lost their lives in the ser­vice of their coun­try.

Fol­low­ing the ser­vice, there will be a pa­rade from the church to the Ceno­taph on Corn Ex­change Road where the lay­ing of wreaths will take place.

Provost Chris­tine Simp­son, Coun­cil Leader Scott Farmer, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive (In­terim) Carol Beat­tie and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Guildry of Stir­ling and the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion Scot­land will be among those at­tend­ing the ser­vice.

Provost Simp­son said: “Re­mem­brance Sun­day is a poignant and mov­ing day of re­flec­tion when we com­mem­o­rate the sac­ri­fices of our ser­vice­men and women who paid the ul­ti­mate price in de­fend­ing our coun­try.

“Ser­vices to mark the oc­ca­sion will be held across the area and our prin­ci­pal event will be at the Church of the Holy Rude in Stir­ling.

“With this be­ing the 100th an­niver­sary of the end of World War One, a con­flict that claimed the lives of so many peo­ple in our com­mu­ni­ties and across the coun­try, I hope as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble are able to join in the ser­vice at the Holy Rude and at the wreath lay­ing cer­e­mony at the Ceno­taph.”

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