#AceScottishNews – SCOTLAND – Nov.09 – People across Scotland will take part in a two-minute silence to remember those who have died in conflicts.
Services will take place in villages, towns and cities at 11:00 as part of Remembrance Sunday.
Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael and First Minister Alex Salmond will attend a service at Edinburgh’s St Giles Cathedral.
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will be in Glasgow for a ceremony in George Square.
This year’s services have an added significance, with the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One.
Bob Samson, a relative of WW1 Victoria Cross winner George Samson, will be one of many Scots taking part in ceremonies.
He will lay a wreath in the VC winner’s honour at a service in Carnoustie.
‘Respect and appreciation’
Mr Carmichael, speaking ahead of the event in Edinburgh, said: “In cities, town squares, villages and communities across Scotland, people will pause for thought and remember those who have fallen serving their country with honour and distinction.
“This year’s Remembrance Sunday service has particular significance in a year when Scotland has been front and centre of the commemorations to mark 100 years since Britain entered World War One and 70 years since we stood shoulder to shoulder with our allies on the beaches of Normandy.”
Mr Salmond added: “The people of Scotland will always honour, with respect and appreciation, the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf.
“Scotland, in common with so many other nations, suffered an appalling loss of life in the Great War, and its effects on Scottish life were profound and long-lasting. Not one single community was untouched by the conflict, and rural Scotland suffered particularly severe losses.”
Parades will take place in Edinburgh and Dundee, while George Square will be at the centre of services in Glasgow. An event at the King’s College Chapel is amongst the acts of remembrance in Aberdeen.
Scottish landmarks including the Scott Monument, Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre and The Kelpies will be illuminated with lights as part of the commemorations by Poppyscotland.