Armed Forces Day for Girvan

The people of Girvan are set to hasve their chance to pay their respects to the Armed Forces in a short dedication service this Saturday.

The campaign for the forces to be celebrated in Girvan has been led by Bobby Sweeney, who served in the 1950s in Libya and Suez and he’s now set to get his wish.

From 2.30pm on Saturday June 27 guests will assemble at Stumpy Tower, where they will be piped in by John Wilson. The Reverend Ian McLachlan will be on hand to open the service and say a few words about the forces to set the scene.

From 2.40pm there will be a flag raising ceremony led by Girvan Harbourmaster Roddy Leitch who will be ably assisted by boys from local uniformed organisations including the Boys Brigade.

Reverend Ian McLachlan will then say a short prayer including Bnediction before Piper John Wilson will give the final sound of the pipes at 2.45pm.

South Ayrshire Council Provost Helen Moonie will end the ceremony at 2.50pm.