Lest We Forget - Acts of Remembrance in East Dunbartonshire

Wednesday, 2 November, 2022

poppies in a fieldRemembrance Sunday will be marked at events across East Dunbartonshire once again this year with services being held in eleven towns and villages.

On Sunday 13 November 2022, Provost Gillian Renwick and Councillors will join local people at services and parades across the area to pay their respects at War Memorials.

Local churches and Community Councils have organised events in Auchinairn, Baldernock, Bishopbriggs, Kirkintilloch, Lennoxtown, Milngavie, Milton of Campsie, Torrance, Twechar and Woodilee.

Provost Renwick is encouraging as many people as possible to turn out to support their local event. She said, "I believe it is incredibly important that we come together in our communities for these public acts of remembrance to pay our respects to the fallen. We must never forget the sacrifices that so many have made and likewise we must remember our veterans and those who continue to serve, as well as their families. "

A service organised by the Council will be held at the War Memorial at Bearsden Cross*. It will begin at approximately 10.40am, led by Rev John Craib from Bearsden Baptist Church.

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

Provost Renwick added, “I will attend the service in Kirkintilloch and lay a wreath on behalf of the people of East Dunbartonshire at the Peel Park War Memorial. It will be my honour to join local people in sombre reflection as we remember the service and sacrifice of so many.

"My thanks to everyone across the area in our churches, Community Councils and other local groups who have organised events so that communities can gather to pay their respects. I hope as many people as possible come along to their local War Memorial with friends and family on this Remembrance Sunday."

To find out the details of what's happening in your area, check out this dedicated page of the Council's website.

Five of the Council's public buildings will be lit red in the days running up to Remembrance Sunday in support of PoppyScotland . From Friday 11 until Sunday 13 November (inclusive), our Community Hubs in Bishopbriggs, Bearsden, Kirkintilloch and Lennoxtown as well as Milngavie Town Hall 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.

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