Remembrance Sunday Events in Edinburgh

Submitted by edg on Fri, 11 Nov '11 8.56pm

Edinburgh will join the rest of the world in observing Remembrance Day this weekend - a commemoration of the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war.

Remembrance Sunday, the main day of observance, takes place on the Sunday nearest to the 11th November.

Two minutes of silence was marked today, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month - a date which marks the anniversary of the ending of the First World War in 1918 between the Allies and Germany.

Scotland's national remembrance ceremony will take place on Remembrance Sunday at the Stone of Remembrance on the Royal Mile.

In attendance will be the Rt Hon George Grubb, Lord Lieutenant and Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, the Rt Hon Alex Salmond MSP, First Minister of Scotland and the Rt Hon Michael Moore MP, Secretary of State for Scotland.

Today, Lord Provost George Grubb wrote of his personal connection to the war and the importance of remembering our fallen heroes. In the article on BBC Online, he highlights the importance of remembering those who came back wounded, mentally damaged and unable to live "normal" lives because of the trauma of battle.

Lord Provost George Grubb said: "On Remembrance Sunday, people the length and breadth of Britain will pay tribute to all those who have fought and died - and who continue to do so - in order to keep this country safe.

"Whether it's by attending a Remembrance Service or Parade, or simply by taking a moment of quiet reflection, we can all show our gratitude and appreciation for the enormous sacrifices being made every day on our behalf by so many courageous men and women."

Remembrance Sunday events taking place in Edinburgh on Sunday 13th November:

Edinburgh Universities Remembrance Day Service

When? 10am

Where? Playfair Library

Details: Staff and students belonging to all the city’s universities are welcome to attend. Those attending are requested to be seated in the Playfair Library Hall no later than 10.10am.

Kirkliston Remembrance Day parade

When? 12pm-1pm

Where? Meeting at the Square following morning worship at Kirkliston Parish Church

Details: The parade, headed by the Drambuie Kirkliston Pipe Band, will march via the High Street and Station Road to the war memorial at the junction with Main Street, where a short remembrance service will take place.

Corstorphine Remembrance Day service

When? 11am-12pm

Where? Close to the War Memorial at Corstorphine Kirk, Kirk Loan

South Queensferry Remembrance Day parade

When? 10.30am-11.10am

Where? Meeting at the small car park in High Street, South Queensferry

Details: The parade will march to the Cenotaph at Roseberry Hall on the High Street where there will be a short Remembrance Service and wreath laying. The parade will then march to South Queensferry Parish Church in The Loan.

Royal British Legion Remembrance Day parade

When? 10am-11.20am

Where? Meeting in St Giles Street

Details: The parade will head eastward to the Stone of Remembrance at the City Chambers where they will be met by civic dignitaries and representatives of various public bodies for the Act of Remembrance and a wreath laying ceremony. This will be followed by a service in St Giles Cathedral.

Heart of Midlothian Remembrance Day service

When? 10.45am-11am

Where? Grosvenor Street, from the junction at West Maitland Street

Details: Wreaths will be laid at Grosvenor Street, and later moved to Haymarket Junction. The Salvation Army Band will then march from Caledonian Place and Dalry Road to Grosvenor Street, where a one-minute silence will be observed.

Royal British Legion Scotland Edinburgh Central Remembrance Day parade

When? 10am-11.25am

Where? Heriot Hill Place

Details: The parade will move off via Rodney Street, up to Mansfield Place, then turn right into Bellevue Crescent and ending at St Mary's Church, where a service will be held.

Davidson's Mains Remembrance service and parade

When? 12.30pm-13.30pm

Where? East Barnton Gardens, near to Cramond Road South)

Details: The parade will move towards the War Memorial situated in 'The Green', where the Remembrance Service will take place.