SLIDESHOW - Linlithgow and Bo’ness pay tribute to fallen

Communities across the country fell silent at 11am on Sunday.

Uniformed organisations and civilians gathered to remember the fallen in conflicts worldwide but no more so than World War One which commenced 100 years ago in August 1914.

Rememberance day services local roundup

Rememberance day services local roundup

In every town, village and hamlet people gathered to remember and reflect on those who did not come home from battle on land, sea and in the air.

St Michael’s Parish Church, Linlithgow, was filled to capacity on Sunday when the annual Remembrance Day service was held at the church.

Wreaths were laid at the town’s memorial on behalf of many local organisations including the Deacons Court, the Fraternity of Dyers, West Lothian Council, schools and uniformed youth organisations.

They paraded from the West Port to the church led by Linlithgow Reed Band.

A special collection taken after the service on behalf of the Erskine Hospital, which cares for veterans, and Help for Heroes, which supports victims of the most recent conflicts, raised £957.And, in Bo’ness, there was the annual parade from the Old Parish Church in Panbrae Road to the War Memorial on Stewart Avenue.

Royal British Legion stalwart John Bell said: “I would like to thank all who attended the services and all the organisations which laid wreaths.”

In Queensferry, uniformed organisations paraded along the High Street to the town’s War Memorial while Winchburgh residents waited until Tuesday, November 11, Armistice Day to hold a quiet service of reflection (see page 26 for pictures of these ceremonies).