Armed forces day in south Ayrshire

The people of Ayrshire have a strong connection with the Armed Forces. On Saturday 29 June the communities of South Ayrshire will have the opportunity to show support for the men and women serving their country.

To celebrate Armed Forces Day there will be an exciting family day at the Low Green in Ayr from 1pm to 4pm with military vehicles and equipment, free entertainment, music, charity stalls and much more.

In a show of unity for the Armed Forces North and East Ayrshire Council Provosts will join South Ayrshire Provost Helen Moonie at a commemorative flag raising ceremony at the Place St Germain- en-Laye at Ayr Esplanade, to show support for Armed Forces personnel past and present.

The flag will be raised at 12.30pm before the fun on the Low Green starts. South Ayrshire Provost Helen Moonie will then host a Civic Reception for military personnel in the County Buildings to mark Armed Forces Day.

Provost Helen Moonie said: “The Armed Forces event last year was an outstanding success.

“The people of South Ayrshire have a strong bond with the Armed Forces and the event at the Low Green is an ideal way to join the rest of the nation and show our support for the military personnel and raise funds for forces charities.”

There will be various activities and displays by the Armed Forces including a static helicopter display, a climbing wall and inflatable assault course and military vehicles. A range of charities that support service personnel past and present, representatives from community groups and charities will have stalls at the event. With a range of activities for children, food and beverages and performances from Dunaskin Doon Brass Band it promises to be an enjoyable event.