First World War memorial stone laid

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A two-tonne memorial stone was laid in Oban’s Garden of Remembrance on Wednesday, ahead of Armistice Day on Sunday November 11, exactly 100 years after the end of the First World War.

The Oban branch of the Legion Scotland will fix a plaque to the stone, which was donated by Aggregate Industries at Glensanda, and lowered into place by MacQueen Brothers.

A remembrance ceremony was held the next morning, when 25 children from Park Primary School sang a song, and the gathering held a one-minute’s silence.

St John’s Episcopal Cathedral is holding a Remembrance Eucharist on November 11 at 10.15am, with the Right Reverend Kevin Pearson, the Bishop of Argyll and the Isles. All are warmly invited to come and place a poppy to remember and pledge peace.

Easdale Island Folk Museum will reopen on Sunday for the day to pay tribute to the memory of the men and women who served their country. It will be open from 2pm until sunset (4.30pm), when a brazier will be lit in commemoration. The museum has a roll of honour and some pieces of ‘trench art’.