Carrick remembers the fallen

The cadets lay a wreath at Maybole war memorial
The cadets lay a wreath at Maybole war memorial

An army cadet lays a wreath at Maybole war memorial on Sunday as Carrick remembered the fallen.

See this week’s Carrick Gazette for pictures from around Carrick’s remembrance services.

There was also news this week that Girvan’s war memorial is to be restored to its former glory following an £8000 funding announcement. The announcement was made by First Minister Alex Salmond.

The memorial in Stair Park is to be given a grant of £7,856 and will be used to help repair and conserve the memorial.

Girvan was included in the latest round of funding given out by the Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund which was set up last year as part of the 100 year commemorations marking the outbreak of World War One.

The news comes as Girvan paid respects to the fallen at the memorial on Remembrance Sunday and is sure to be welcomed across the town.

Communites across Scotland are still eligible to apply for the £1m pot of funding which ensures war memorials will be a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives.

Mr Salmond said: “Scotland’s war memorials are a lasting tribute to our fallen servicemen and servicewomen who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defedning our country in the First and Second Wars and other conflicts.

“It is extremely heartening to learn that communities are benefitting from this fund to upgrade memorials

“Funding is still available and I encourage Scotland’s communities to consider the state of their memorials and ensure their future care by using this money to carry out work on these important monuments.”