Armistice 100: Remembrance services held to honour local war heroes

East Renfrewshire Remembrance. Photo: Stewart Robertson
East Renfrewshire Remembrance. Photo: Stewart Robertson

A number of events were held throughout East Renfrewshire on Remembrance Sunday, commemorating members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

Residents, councillors, local dignitaries, veterans and pupils from local schools met together at services across the authority to pay their respects.

Events began with a service in Newton Mearns at the war memorial at Mearns Cross, which was organised by the local branch of the British Legion.

The parade then left Fairweather Hall to reach the memorial, where a wreath-laying ceremony took place.

A service was also held at the Newton Mearns Synagogue.

In Neilston, a service was held by Neilston War Memorial Association at the war memorial adjacent to St Thomas Church on Main Street.

In Barrhead, a parade left the United Services Club for a remembrance service at the war memorial in Cowan Park.

A service was held at Giffnock South Parish Church, on Greenhill Avenue.

Provost Fletcher said: “Remembrance Sunday gives us all an opportunity to mark the area’s fallen war heroes, honouring those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.

This day of remembrance gives us time to reflect, as well as showing our respect and gratitude to our armed forces.

This year marks 100 years since the end of the First World War and I am honoured to have the opportunity to be a part of these services.”