Lochaber readies itself for Remembrance Day 2019

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Remembrance day services will be held across Lochaber this Sunday.

The Fort William Remembrance Day Parade will start at 10.30am on Sunday when units taking part forming up in Viewforth Car Park.

The parade will march off at 10.50am and head for the town’s war memorial, with wreath-bearers forming up at 10.56am.

A bugler will sound Last Post at 10.59 and the Colour party will lower the Colours.

The two-minute silence will be signalled by the firing of the gun at 11am, after which a piper will play The Lament followed by the bugler sounding Reveille.

A reading and prayer by the presiding minister will follow, after which wreaths will be laid and a church service will be held.

Commando Memorial, Spean Bridge

The service will be held at the Commando memorial, Spean Bridge, at 3pm. Organisations taking part will muster at 2.45pm at the lay-by on the south side of the memorial and at 2.50pm will march northwards to the memorial using the old Gairlochy Road.

  • If communities around Lochaber send in a report from their Remembrance Day services, with details of who laid wreaths, ministers’ names and a photograph, the Lochaber Times will publish these as part of its Remembrance Day coverage next week.

 

People turn out to pay their respects to the Fallen at Fort William war Memorial on remembrance day last year.

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