Songs will remember the great war’s fallen in Bo’ness

Lilias Snedden, STV Local Hero.''Image by: Malcolm McCurrach
Lilias Snedden, STV Local Hero.''Image by: Malcolm McCurrach

A Remembrance Sunday service with a difference will be held in St Andrew’s Parish Church, Bo’ness today (Sunday).

The traditional Armistice Day observances will take place at the Old Kirk and the War Memorial earlier in the day.

But from 6.30pm there will be a special “Songs of Remembrance” in St Andrew’s Parish Church on Grange Terrace.

The service, which should last around 90 minutes, will comprise songs from and about World War One and World War Two.

These will be performed by folk singer Ian Walker, John Gilmour on keyboards, and singers Hugh Kinniburgh and Suzanne Smith.

There will also be video clips and stories from local people taking time out to recall their loved ones’ wartime experiences.

St Andrew’s Parish Church minister, the Very Reverend Albert Bogle, said: “Rather than hold the Remembrance Sunday service in St Andrew’s in the usual style, we have come up with something a wee bit different this year.

“I’m delighted that Ian, John, Hugh, Suzanne and several other local musicans have agreed to take part in what we are calling ‘Songs of Remembrance’.”

Sunday evening’s service is open to all and a collection will be taken in aid of the Earl Haig Fund.