A time to remember the fallen

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People of all ages pause to remember as the nation pays its respects to the fallen today on Remembrance Sunday.

The nation paused as one on Armistice Day on Friday at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month by respecting the Two Minute Silence.

Today gives us another opportunity when there will be parades and wreath laying services at cenotaphs and war memorials as people pay tribute to all those men and women of the Armed Forces who have lost their lives in conflicts.

In Linlithgow youth and armed forces organisations will join with veterans and members of the public to take part in the annual parade.

It leaves from the West Port at 10.15am arriving at St Michael’s Parish Church at approximately 10.35am to be dismissed into church for the service which begins at 10.50am.

After the service the parade will reform and leave the Kirkgate at around 12.15pm arriving at the West Port at approximately 12.35pm.

Bo’ness residents will have their opportunity to pay their respects at the service in the town’s Old Kirk at 10.45am before the ceremony and wreath laying at the Cenotaph at 12.15pm.

In South Queensferry the ceremony of Remembrance will take place at 11am at the Rosebery Hall war memorial on the High Street.

Organisations wishing to take part in the short parade should assemble at the High Street car park no later than 10.30am.

Following the service the parade will proceed up The Loan to the Parish Church where it will be disbanded.

Members of the public can gather on the High Street and the Terraces to observe the proceedings and join in the prayers.

To allow all these parades to take place there will be some disruption to traffic.

A service of remembrance takes place at Dalmeny Kirk and those attending are asked to meet at the hall at 10.45am for the short walk to the village memorial where wreaths will be laid. The church service, led by the Rev. David Cameron, will follow.

Villagers in Winchburgh are hold a short act of remembrance today (Friday) at the villages war memorial and anyone wishing to take part should gather at 10.45am.

Senior members of the Scottish Government and the military will take part in Legion Scotland’s annual remembrance parade and service at Edinburgh City Chambers on Sunday at 11am.

‘They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.’