EVENT – Edinburgh Remembrance services 11th November 2012

Edinburgh remembers

This weekend, Edinburgh will join the rest of the world in observing Remembrance Day – a commemoration of the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war.

Two minutes’ silence will be marked on Sunday, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – a date which marks the anniversary of the ending of the First World War in 1918 between the Allies and Germany.

Garden of Remembrance, Princes Street Gardens

Scotland’s national remembrance ceremony will take place on Remembrance Sunday at the Stone of Remembrance on the Royal Mile.

In attendance will be the Rt Hon Donald Wilson, Lord Lieutenant and Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, the Rt Hon Alex Salmond MSP, First Minister of Scotland and the Rt Hon Michael Moore MP, Secretary of State for Scotland.

Parades across Edinburgh

Included below is a list of some of the Remembrance services and parades taking place across the city on Sunday:

Royal British Legion Remembrance Day parade

10am, meeting in St Giles Street

The parade will head eastward to the Stone of Remembrance at the City Chambers where they will be met by civic dignitaries and representatives of various public bodies for the Act of Remembrance and a wreath laying ceremony. This will be followed by a service in St Giles Cathedral.

Kirkliston Remembrance Day parade

12pm, meeting at the Square following morning worship at Kirkliston Parish Church

The parade, headed by the Drambuie Kirkliston Pipe Band, will march via the High Street and Station Road to the war memorial at the junction with Main Street, where a short remembrance service will take place.

South Queensferry Remembrance Day parade

10.30am, meeting at the small car park in High Street, South Queensferry

The parade will march to the Cenotaph at Roseberry Hall on the High Street where there will be a short Remembrance Service and wreath laying. The parade will then march to South Queensferry Parish Church in The Loan.

Corstorphine Remembrance Day service

10am, close to the War Memorial at Corstorphine Kirk, Kirk Loan

Davidson’s Mains Remembrance service and parade

12.30pm, East Barnton Gardens, near to Cramond Road South)

The parade will move towards the War Memorial situated in ‘The Green’, where the Remembrance Service will take place.

Heart of Midlothian Remembrance Day service

10.30am, Grosvenor Street, from the junction at West Maitland Street

Wreaths will be laid at Grosvenor Street (and later moved to Haymarket Junction).The Salvation Army Band will then march from Caledonian Place and Dalry Road to Grosvenor Street, where a one-minute silence will be observed.

Garden of Remembrance at the foot of the Scott Monument

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