Communities throughout Scotland to celebrate 100 years from the World War I armistice


People in communities across Scotland take part in Sunday events to celebrate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Civic ceremonies, parades and services are all present in the national commemoration program to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice.

People will fall silent, the lights will be illuminated and the illuminated buildings in recognition of all those who have served and lost their lives in conflict.

Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon will begin the day by placing a wreath at the Stone of Remembrance in Edinburgh, before attending a service in St Giles Cathedral.

Later in the afternoon, he will attend a special service in Glasgow Cathedral.

He said: "Sunday of Remembrance is an opportunity for people in Scotland to join other people around the world to commemorate those who made the greatest sacrifice in conflicts during the last century.

"It allows us to honor the memory of those who gave their lives, also paying homage to our veterans and those who continue to serve today.

"This year, of course, added intensity as it marks 100 years since the signing of the armistice that ended the First World War.

"The laying of a wreath is a small but significant tribute and I have the privilege of being able to do it on behalf of the Scottish people".

The last post will be reproduced and more than 100 crowns will be placed at the Edinburgh ceremony, where Mrs. Sturgeon will be joined by members of the Armed Forces and political colleagues.

Following the service, the city will thank all those who served with a procession and a memorial service in the historic center.

Elsewhere, a two-minute silence will be observed at 11am in Glasgow's George Square.

Lord Provost Eva Bolander, in his role as Lord Lieutenant, will conduct the proceedings and an honor guard will be provided by the 52nd Lowland, 6th Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Later he will accompany the royal princess to the afternoon service of the cathedral.

At the University of Glasgow, three cannons will shoot a total of six empty bullets at intervals of 15 seconds from the ground, before silencing just before 11:00 am.

Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness, Perth and Stirling will all be witnesses to parades, while countless small communities on the mainland and islands will pay their tributes to those killed in the war.

Musicians and artists also joined together to commemorate the milestone.

Toward the dawn, individual bagpipe players in various parts of the world, including a number in Scotland, perform Battle & # 39; s O & # 39; er, a traditional song played at the end of the conflict.

Meanwhile, six Scottish beaches participate in the UK event of filmmaker Danny Boyle to celebrate the centenary.

St Ninian's Isle Beach in Shetland, West Sands in St Andrews, Scapa Beach in Orkney, Ayr Beach, Burghead Bay Beach on Moray Firth and Cula Bay Beach in Island Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides will have a large-scale portrait of the incident drawn from the sand before it is washed away by the incoming tide.

After sunset, a special screening of lights and sounds will take place at the Scottish Parliament, with the names of all those who died to serve on behalf of Scotland in the Great War to be teleported to the building.

It will take seven hours, from 5.00 pm to midnight, for the names of each of 134,712 men and women to show.

Lightning strikes will be on at points around Scotland and the rest of the UK on Armistice Day in a National Trust project.

Buildings and landmarks across the country have also shown their support for the Scottish Poppy Appeal by illuminating red during the week up to and including Day of Remembrance.

Scottish interim Conservative leader, Jackson Carlaw, said: "Collectively these are really influencing the events that show, on their scale, the determination of the entire nation to participate in this day of remembrance.

"This centenary commemoration of the armistice represents a salute from the world today to the world as it was then."

The Scottish leader of the Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie said: "100 years is important to take time to reflect on the sacrifice of both those who fought bravely abroad and the men and women who have kept their lives on the home front".

The Scottish Labor leader Richard Leonard said: "In addition to remembering those who suffered, suffered and lost during the First World War, the centenary of the armistice should also serve as a catalyst to renew our collective struggle for peace efforts. , equality and an end to the suffering of war that continues to afflict people all over the world ".



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