Towns get ready to remember

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Remembrance Sunday services take place across the Journal and Gazette area next Sunday, November 11.

In Bo’ness, the town’s Old Kirk is holding a service at 10.45am, before commemorations at the cenotaph on Stewart Avenue at 12.15pm.

In Linlithgow, there will be a remembrance procession leaving the West Port Hotel on Sunday, November 11, at 10.15am, arriving at St Michael’s Parish Church for a remembrance service at 10.50am taken by Rev Dr Stewart Gillan. The procession will leave the church at 12.10pm and arrive back at the West Port for 12.30pm. Over 120 people are taking part, including representatives from the armed forces, and they will be accompanied by Linlithgow Reed Band.

In Queensferry, local organisations are invited to assemble at the High Street car park from 10.30am prior to marching along to the town’s war memorial for 11am for the laying of wreaths. The procession will then march up The Loan to Queensferry Parish Church.

In Kirkliston, the remembrance service will be held in Kirkliston Parish Church at 11am. After the service, the procession will then leave from The Square to the war memorial, approximately 12.15pm, for the laying of commemorations.

Next Saturday, November 10, Falkirk district’s festival of remembrance will start at Falkirk Town Hall at 7pm.

Among those performing are Emma Byrne of Children’s Theatre Bo’ness, Bo’ness Amateur Operatic Society with songs from Les Miserables, and Unison Kinneil Brass Band. Compere is Bill Black, and Colet Selwyn and the Sunbeam Singers, plus the McKechnie School of Dance will also feature.

Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Reverend Albert Bogle of Bo’ness, will conduct the remembrance service and guest of honour is RAF Wing Commander, Mark Flewin.

Also in attendance will be the three provosts of Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire, plus the Polish, Indian and Russian Consuls General.

Tickets priced £5 are available from the Steeple Box Office on 01324 506 850 or contact Harry Forster at municipal buildings on 01324 506152.