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Remembrance events will honour locals

Services will be held across East Renfrewshire on Remembrance Sunday (November 12) to mark the area's fallen war heroes.


Residents, councillors, local dignitaries and veterans will gather together at these events to pay their respects.

The day of remembrance will begin in Newton Mearns, where the local branch of the British Legion has arranged for an event to take place at the war memorial at Mearns Cross.

A parade will leave Fairweather Hall at 10.50am before a wreath-laying ceremony takes place at 11am.

Following this, another service will be held at the Newton Mearns Synagogue, on the Ayr Road, from 11.30am.

Neilston War Memorial Association will also be holding a service at the war memorial adjacent to St Thomas Church on Main Street at 12 noon.

In Barrhead, a parade will leave the United Services Club at 2pm for a remembrance service at the war memorial in Cowan Park, which starts at 2.30pm.

Provost Jim Fletcher and Lord-Lieutenant Guy Clark, along with Paul Masterton MP and Jackson Carlaw MSP, will lay wreaths during the ceremony.

Remembrance Sunday gives us all a chance to reflect on the sacrifices that so many made during the world wars. This is a day to celebrate the lives of those brave individuals and I am honoured to have the opportunity to be part of a number of services on this national day of remembrance.
- Provost Jim Fletcher

All members of the public wishing to attend any of the services will be warmly welcomed.

Residents are also reminded that traffic restrictions will be in place to facilitate the remembrance parades.

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