Great War me­mo­rial stone laid

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

A two-tonne me­mo­rial stone was laid in Oban’s Gar­den of Re­mem­brance on Wed­nes­day, ahead of Ar­mistice Day on Sun­day, November 11, ex­actly 100 years af­ter the end of the First World War.

The Oban branch of the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion Scot­land will fix a plaque to the stone, which was do­nated by Ag­gre­gate In­dus­tries at Glen­sanda, and low­ered into place by Mac­Queen Broth­ers.

A re­mem­brance cer­e­mony was held the next morn­ing, when 25 chil­dren from Park Pri­mary School sang a song, and the gather­ing held a minute’s si­lence.

St John’s Epis­co­pal Cathe­dral is hold­ing a Re­mem­brance Eucharist on Sun­day at 10.15am, with the Right Rev­erend Kevin Pear­son, the Bishop of Ar­gyll and the Isles. Ev­ery­one is warmly in­vited to come and place a poppy to re­mem­ber and pledge peace.

Eas­dale Is­land Folk Mu­seum will re­open On Sun­day only to pay tribute to the mem­ory of the men and women who served their coun­try.

It will be open from 2pm un­til sun­set (4.30pm), when a bra­zier will be lit in commemoration. The mu­seum has a roll of hon­our and some pieces of ‘trench art’.

Park Pri­mary P5s were at the lay­ing of the stone. The Oban branch of the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion Scot­land will fix a plaque to the stone, do­nated by Ag­gre­gate In­dus­tries and low­ered into place by Mac­Queen Broth­ers, in­set.

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