Pipes and bells re­mem­ber end of Great War

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Ar­ran will be taking part in a na­tion­wide day of com­mem­o­ra­tive Ar­mistice events sched­uled for to­mor­row (Sun­day) to mark 100 years since the end of First World War.

To mark the centenary, pipers across the United King­dom and around the world will pay tribute to the 2,000 and more pipers who were killed or in­jured in bat­tle.

Pipers from the Ar­ran Pipe Band will join the more than 1,000 in­di­vid­ual pipers taking part in the event and will play the tra­di­tional Scot­tish lament When the Bat­tle’s O’er at 11.02am, af­ter the ob­ser­vance of two min­utes si­lence, at the war memo­ri­als in Cor­rie, Pirn­mill, Whit­ing Bay and Kil­mory, as well as at Brod­ick Church and the Clear­ances Me­mo­rial in Lam­lash as a mark of re­spect for, and in re­mem­brance of, the lost pipers as well as all the many oth­ers who sac­ri­ficed their lives in the Great War.

The com­mem­o­ra­tions end at 7.05pm, when churches and cathe­drals will ring out their bells in cel­e­bra­tion of peace.

All over Ar­ran, you will hear church bells ring from 7.05pm un­til 7.15pm as they take part in the na­tion’s commemoration of giv­ing thanks for the sac­ri­fice made for us and in the hope of a bet­ter world.

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