Girvan honours Armed Forces

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Girvan held its second ceremony last Saturday to celebrate the Armed Forces.

And the sun shone on the event, championed by local veteran Bobby Sweeney, which was attended by veterans, local councillors, community council representatives, local groups and uniformed organisations.

The day got off to a great start with the sound of the pipes from John Wilson calling the community of Girvan to Stumpy Tower. And they came in large numbers. The Rev. Ian McLachlan set the scene with touching reflections on the role that our Armed Forces have played not only in the past but in present times.

A moment’s silence and a solemn benediction followed the unfurling of the flag by young representatives of the uniformed organisations ably assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Leitch. The veterans then took the salute.

Finally, the guest of honour John Dalrymple-Hamilton, , rounded off the day with some fitting remarks and a vote of thanks. All were then invited back to the Town House for tea and cake. States Tricia Watts, Executive Member of the Girvan Town Team “It was so wonderful today to see so many ordinary people and dignitaries present to honour our servicemen and women. It was a team effort from local volunteers and we are so grateful to them for the sound system, the flag arrangements and the provision of refreshments.