Acts of Remembrance in East Dunbartonshire

Monday, 29 October, 2018

In this, the centenary of the end of the First World War, East Dunbartonshire will mark Remembrance Sunday with a number of events across the area.

On Sunday 11 November 2018, services - organised by local churches and community councils - will be held in Auchinairn, Baldernock, Bishopbriggs, Kirkintilloch, Lennoxtown, Milngavie, Milton of Campsie, Torrance, Twechar and Woodilee.

A service organised by East Dunbartonshire Council will also be held at the War Memorial, Bearsden Cross - commencing at approximately 10.40am - and will be led by the Rev. John Craib of Bearsden Baptist Church.

It will be attended by Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire Pat Steel, Armed Forces personnel, representatives of the Council, Police Scotland, Community Councils, Churches, Boys Brigade and other local groups.

Members of the public are welcome to attend their nearest service.

Provost Alan Brown said, “I am proud that in this special centenary year of remembrance, the people of East Dunbartonshire will have the opportunity to come together to honour and remember those men and women who died in the service of their country. Local churches and Community Councils have come together with other groups to ensure that across East Dunbartonshire, we shall fall silent and remember them.

“It will be my humble duty to represent the Council at the service in Milton of Campsie and to lay a wreath, on behalf of the people of East Dunbartonshire, in remembrance of those who paid the ultimate price. We must never forget and I urge local people to find details of what’s happening near them and go along and be part of this important occasion.” 


Ward Details

Location of War Memorial

Details of Remembrance Sunday events



Precinct War Memorial

Organised by Association of Milngavie Churches:

  • 10.40am - Official party meets at Fraser Centre, Milngavie
  • 10.50 am - Service of Remembrance outside War Memorial in precinct conducted by the Rev. Douglas Campbell of Milngavie United Free Church of Scotland
  • After the service, the Milngavie Pipe Band will lead a procession from the War Memorial along Douglas Street and down Station Road as far as Graeme’s pharmacy where all parties will disperse
  • Refreshments for dignitaries will be served at Ellangowan after the service.

Deputy Lieutenant Anne O’Hagan will attend.

WARDS 2 & 3



Bearsden Cross War Memorial



Organised by East Dunbartonshire Council:

  • 10.15am - Official party asked to assemble at All Saints Church
  • 10.42am - Official party will leave from All Saints Church for the War Memorial
  • 10.46am -  Gathering will stand to attention for “Nimrod” Rev John Craib, Bearsden Baptist Church, Prayer, Scripture Reading, Reflection
  • 10.58am - Binyon’s Lines
  • 10.59am - All present come to attention, The Last Post
  • 11.00am - Two minutes silence
  • 11.02am - Reveille
  • 11.04am - Laying of wreaths – National Anthem
  • Benediction.

Deputy Lieutenant Pat Steel will attend.



Bishopbriggs Cross War Memorial



Craighead Road War Memorial, Milton of Campsie







Campsie Cemetery War Memorial, Lennoxtown





Craigmaddie Road War Memorial, Baldernock




Main Street War Memorial, Torrance

Organised by Bishopbriggs Community Council:

  • 10.15 for 10.30am - Service of Remembrance in Springfield Cambridge Church
  • 12.30am - Council reps, clergy & invited guests meet in Cadder Church Hall (South), Kirkintilloch Road to parade to War Memorial
  • 12.45pm - Brief service at War Memorial thereafter, refreshments in Scout Hall, Kenmure Drive.

Deputy Lieutenant Garry McLeod will attend.


Organised by Milton of Campsie Community Council:

  • 1.30pm - Meet at St Paul’s Church Hall, Cairnview Road
  • 1.45pm - Procession leaves
  • 2.00pm - Service and wreath laying at War Memorial, Craighead Road.

In the event of inclement weather the service is scheduled to take place in the Milton of Campsie Village Hall.

Deputy Lieutenant Ellen Gibson will attend.

Organised by Campsie Community Council:

  • 10.00 – 10.30am - Campsie Memorial Hall, hot rolls, tea & coffee
  • 10.45am - Leaving Campsie Memorial Hall to the War Memorial gates, for a Remembrance Service and Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1
  • 10.50am - Laying of wreaths at War Memorial gates
  • 11.15am - Remembrance Service at Parish Church, Lennoxtown.


Organised by Baldernock Parish Church:

  • 10.50am – Remembrance Service in Baldernock Parish Church
  • 11.50am – Congregation move to War Memorial outside Church on Craigmaddie Road.


Organised by Torrance Parish Church:

  • 10.45am – Uniformed organisations to muster at West Road for procession to War Memorial, Main Street
  • 11am – Service of Remembrance at War Memorial, followed by laying of wreaths.



Auchinairn War Memorial, Auchinairn Road

Organised by Bishopbriggs Community Council

  • 12.45pm – Meet at Auchinairn Community & Early Years Centre
  • 1pm - Laying of wreaths at War Memorial

Deputy Lieutenant Ellen Gibson will attend.




Peel Park War Memorial, Kirkintilloch


Woodilee War Memorial

Organised by Kirkintilloch Community Council:

  • 10.30am – Service of Remembrance in St. David’s Memorial and Park Church, Alexandra Street, Kirkintilloch. Guests asked to arrive at 10.00am
  • 12.15pm – Congregation leave Church to make their way to the War Memorial at Peel Park.

Deputy Lieutenant Frank Dunn will attend.


Organised by Churches and Lenzie Community Council:

  • 2pm - Service at War Memorial, on the Woodilee Estate on the corner of Lapwing Ave and Menzies Drive.  Led jointly by ministers of St. Cyprians, Lenzie Union and Lenzie Old Church.

Deputy Lieutenant Mark Johnstone will attend.




War Memorial, Twechar

Organised by Churches in Twechar:

  • 3pm - Guests from three churches in Twechar meet in the Church of the Nazarene for a short service followed by the laying of the wreaths at the war memorial outside.