Giffnock church unveils its own sea of poppies

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East Renfrewshire now has its own Tower of London-inspired memorial, as Giffnock South Parish Church unveils an art installation created in honour of those who fell in World War One.

Church grounds behind the cenotaph have been used to create a memorial to Flanders Fields — a sea of poppies, revealed in time for Armistice Day commemorations.

Reverend Catherine J Beattie told The Extra: “A group of ladies from our church created 1,450 poppies to fill the space.

“They look wonderful and are a fitting tribute to those who fell in the wars and conflicts since.”

Click here for more on Glasgow and East Renfrewshire’s Remembrance Day services, or pick up this week’s edition (out Thursday) for more photos.