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Sun Nov 9 5:45 pm  #1

Remembrance Sunday

Scott Monument lit red as Scotland prepares to remember the fallen,
lit up red this weekend.

Edinburgh's Scott Monument has been lit up in "poppy red" as a tribute to those who died in the First World War.

The famous landmark was bathed in a red glow as Scotland prepared to mark 100 years since the start of hostilities in 1914.

Political leaders will join people across Scotland to remember servicemen and women who have died in conflict.

First Minister Alex Salmond and Scottish secretary Alistair Carmichael will attend a service at Edinburgh's St Giles Cathedral, while deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon will be in Glasgow for a ceremony in George Square.

Remembrance Sunday events are also being held in Dundee, Aberdeen and throughout Scotland. Scotland's national Remembrance Sunday parade in Edinburgh will be led by veterans' charity Legion Scotland. From 10am, the parade will make its way to the Stone of Remembrance at the City Chambers where it will be met by Lord Provost Donald Wilson for the Act of Remembrance and a wreath laying ceremony, followed by the cathedral service.

The Lord Lieutenant and Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, the Rt Hon Donald Wilson, said: "On Remembrance Sunday, people the length and breadth of Scotland will pay tribute to all those who have fought and died in order to keep this country safe. In the capital, the Remembrance Sunday Parade is a moving mark of remembrance. It allows residents and visitors to take a moment of quiet reflection, lest we forget, on the events that took place 100 years ago.

In Glasgow, a two-minute silence will be observed at 11am at the cenotaph in George Square.

Lord Provost Sadie Docherty will lead the ceremony in her role as Lord Lieutenant while the minister of Glasgow Cathedral, Rev Dr Laurence Whitley, will lead prayers. Ms Sturgeon and Police Scotland Chief Constable Sir Stephen House will join members of the public and Legion Scotland, military, clergy and civic representatives at the event.

A Guard of Honour will be provided by 52nd Lowland, 6th Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, with music from the Lowland Band, the Royal Regiment of Scotland, and Glasgow Youth Choir. A Remembrance Sunday event will also take place at Govan Old Parish Church in Glasgow, followed by a wreath laying ceremony at Govan War Memorial.

In Dundee, a parade will make its way from the High School down Reform Street to a wreath laying ceremony at the Garden of Remembrance at St Mary's Church, Nethergate. A service will follow at St Mary's at around 11.30am. A wreath will also be laid at the Law War Memorial in the city, with further remembrance events taking place at the Submarine Memorial at City Quay and at HM Frigate Unicorn.

Other landmarks including the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, the Kelpies sculpture in Grangemouth and Glasgow City Chambers are among those that will be illuminated.

Lest we FORGET!!

Haste ye back.
             Jimmy. (

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