Remembrance services

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In South Ayrshire the Act of Remembrance takes place with a two minute silence during Morning Service (which starts at 10.50am) at the Auld Kirk of Ayr (St John the Baptist).

This will be attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire, the Provost of South Ayrshire, MPs, MSPs, representatives of the armed forces, Ayrshire Yeomanry, B Coy 52 Lowland 6 Scots, military cadets, Police and Fire services, Royal British Legion and uniformed youth organisations.

Following the service, the Provost leads the procession from the church via Kirk Wynd, High Street, New Bridge Street and Sandgate to the War Memorial at Wellington Square where, during a short service lead by the Minister of Ayr, wreaths of red poppies are laid, followed by a further two minute silence, the sounding of the Last Post and Reveille and the National Anthem.

Similar Remembrance Ceremonies also take place at the War Memorials in Troon, Prestwick, Maybole and Girvan and smaller ceremonies at villages throughout South Ayrshire, led by the local minister and attended by local councillors, who lay wreaths.

Acts of Remembrance also take place at Maybole: 10am service at Maybole Town Hall then parade to War Memorial, Maybole at approx 11am for wreath laying.

Girvan: War Memorial, Girvan 10am at Cenotaph at Stair Park, followed by parade to North Parish Church and on to the Garden of Remembrance.

See page 17 for more.