Lest We Forget - Acts of Remembrance in East Dunbartonshire

Monday, 1 November, 2021

PoppyAfter an enforced break due to the pandemic, the people of East Dunbartonshire will once again have the opportunity to mark Remembrance Sunday at a number of organised events across the area.

On Sunday 14 November 2021, services organised by local churches and community councils will be held in Auchinairn, Baldernock, Bishopbriggs, Kirkintilloch, Lennoxtown, Lenzie, Milton of Campsie, Torrance, Twechar and Woodilee.

There will be no formal service at Milngavie this year, instead a short, informal service of prayer and silence will be held.

A service organised by East Dunbartonshire Council will be held at the War Memorial at Bearsden Cross. It will begin at approximately 10.40am, led by Rev Roddy Hamilton from New Kilpatrick Church.

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

Provost Alan Brown said, “Remembrance Sunday is such an important day and I am very pleased that we will once again be able to gather in our communities to pay our respects at war memorials across the area.

"I'd like to thank our churches, Community Councils and other local groups who have organised events in their areas to give people an opportunity to mark Remembrance Sunday and remember the fallen.

“I will represent the Council at the service in Bearsden and lay a wreath, on behalf of the people of East Dunbartonshire, in remembrance of those who paid the ultimate price. We must never forget."

Members of the public are invited to attend their nearest service. Find details of what's happening around the area in the table below.

In the run up to Remembrance Sunday in support of PoppyScotland, four of our main public buildings will be lit up red. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the poppy as the national symbol of remembrance so there will be an added poignancy.

From Friday 5 until Sunday 14 November, Bishopbriggs Hub, Bearsden Hub, Milngavie Town Hall and the William Patrick Library in Kirkintilloch will be bathed in a crimson glow, Lest We Forget.

Please note - traffic diversions will be in place in Bearsden on Sunday 14 November, with Drymen Road closed between Ledcameroch Road and Colquhoun Drive between 10am and noon, with no waiting restrictions in place in surrounding streets.

Location of War Memorial

Details of Remembrance Sunday Events

Milngavie Precinct

There will be no formal event at Milngavie this year, a short and informal service of prayer and silence will be held instead.

Bearsden Cross

10.40am – Service of Remembrance Bearsden War Memorial

Bishopbriggs Cross

10.30am – Service of Remembrance in Cadder Parish Church

12.45pm – Brief service at War Memorial


Craighead Road

Milton of Campsie

2pm – Service and wreath laying at Memorial Garden

Campsie Cemetery


10.55am – Service and wreath laying at War Memorial

Craigmaddie Road


12pm – Service of Remembrance at Baldernock Parish Church followed by congregation gathering at War Memorial

Main Street


10am - Service in Torrance Parish Church
11am – Service of Remembrance at War Memorial

Auchinairn Road

10.30am - Service at Springfield Cambridge Church
12.45pm – Short service and laying of wreaths at War Memorial

Peel Park


10.30am – Service of Remembrance in St. David’s Memorial Park Church
12.15pm – Congregation leave Church to walk to the War Memorial

Woodilee Estate
(corner of Lapwing Ave & Menzies Drive)

2pm - Service at War Memorial

Main Street


3pm - Service at the Memorial Stone in Main Street