South Ayrshire remembrance day services

On Sunday 11 November 2012 people across South Ayrshire and the nation will remember those members of our Armed Forces and civilians who lost their lives in World Wars and in other conflicts around the world.

With members of our Armed Forces currently on active service and with some having already paid the ultimate price and sacrificed their life for their country, this is an opportunity to remember them.

People remember in their own way, many choose to do this quietly on their own, while others prefer to attend a memorial service.

Services will be held at the following War Memorials on Sunday 11 November:

War Memorial Maybole, 10am – service at Maybole Town Hall followed by parade to War memorial for wreath laying, approx 11 am followed by wreathing laying at Greenside 11.30am.

This year’s Remembrance Service in Maybole, jointly organised by Royal British Legion Scotland and Maybole Community Council, will be held in the Town Hall on Sunday 11th November starting at 10am.

After the service, there will be a parade to the War Memorial for the traditional two minutes silence and laying of wreaths at 11am.

As this will also be Armistice Day this year, the parade will make its way to the Greenside where wreaths will be laid by the RBLS and poppy crosses laid.

Refreshments will be served in the Town Hall after the end of the ceremonies.

War Memorial , Girvan, 10.30am – Cenotaph at Stair Park, 12.15pm – Garden of Remembrance, The Avenue, Girvan

Wellington Square, Ayr at 12.15pm, service conducted by Re David Gemmll, Minister of Ayr Auld Kirk.

Remembrance Services around the Stinchar Valley: Friday 9th November - Heronsford war memorial 11am; Pinwherry 12 midday followed by tea/coffee in the hall.

Sunday 11th November - 9.30am Colmonell war memorial then parade to Colmonell Church for 10am service; 11.30am Ballantrae Church service then parade to war memorial for 12.30. 3pm Barrhill war memorial.