Remembrance Sunday 2023 - Acts of Remembrance in East Dunbartonshire

poppies in a field at sunset

People in towns and villages across East Dunbartonshire will be able to attend local Remembrance Sunday events again this year with eleven acts of remembrance organised.

On Sunday 12 November 2023, Provost Gillian Renwick and Councillors will join local people 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 said, "My thanks to everyone who has organised these public acts of remembrance throughout East Dunbartonshire. We are fortunate to have such active organisations in our communities and I encourage people to support these events by attending their local gathering where possible.

"It is an opportunity to join together to remember and pay tribute to those who sacrificed so much for us. 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 Graeme Wilson of Bearsden Cross Church.

It will be attended by Deputy Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire Pat Steel, Provost Renwick, Armed Forces personnel, representatives of the Council, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, Community Councils, Churches, schools, Boys' Brigade, Girls' Brigade, Girl Guides, Scouts and other local groups.

Provost Renwick added, “On behalf of the people of East Dunbartonshire I will lay a wreath at Bearsden War Memorial and other Councillors will do the same across the area. We are honoured to be able to join local people to remember the service and sacrifice of so many. We must never forget the past but take this opportunity to come together in quiet and respectful reflection and gratitude."

To find out the details of what's happening in your area in the table below.

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 10 until Sunday 12 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.

Location of War Memorial

Details of Remembrance Sunday Events

Milngavie Precinct

10.50am - Service of Remembrance at War Memorial

Bearsden Cross

10.40am – Service of Remembrance at 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


10.50am – Service and wreath laying at War Memorial Gates

Craigmaddie Road


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

Main Street


10.45am – Service of Remembrance at War Memorial

Auchinairn Road

10.30am -  Service of Remembrance in Cadder Parish 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 followed by congregation gathering at War Memorial

Woodilee Estate
(corner of Lapwing Ave & Menzies Drive)

2pm - Service at War Memorial

Main Street


3pm - Short service and laying of wreaths at the Memorial Stone in Main Street