Community tribute to sailors killed in Battle of Jutland

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The community will join people from across the country to pay tribute to those involved in the largest naval battle of World War One.

Almost 9000 sailors lost their lives at the Battle of Jutland in 1916 and South Queensferry will take centrestage in this weekend’s commemoration.

Crowds will gather at Hawes Pier at 2pm on Saturday for the screening of the Jutland 100 commemorative video which will reflect life in the town then and now.

They will also hear from descendants of those who took part in the battle, learn how the Great War affected ‘the Ferry’ community and how everyone has worked together to make the video.

The Princess Royal and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will attend the commemorations. These will start with a wreath laying in Queensferry Cemetery with the service streamed to the giant screen on the Hawes Esplanade.

There will then be a flypast from a World War One biplane, while HMS Kent will be anchored on the Forth.

The Jutland 100 information panel will then be unveiled and the Royal Marine Band will perform the Beating of the Retreat.

The day ends with a parade from the promenade to the Priory Church for a community commemoration service.