Details of Remembrance Sunday services on Bute

Bute will be the venue for four Remembrance Sunday commemorations on November 11.

Bute will be the venue for four Remembrance Sunday commemorations on November 11.

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Details of the four Remembrance Sunday commemorations on Bute have been announced this week.

Short services and silences will be held on Sunday, November 11 at the Port Bannatyne war memorial at 10am, the Cenotaph in Rothesay at 11am, the Kingarth war memorial at 1pm and at North Bute Cemetery at Croc-an-Raer, the resting place for more than 20 merchant seamen killed on vessels brought to Bute for salvage during the Second World War, at 3pm.

At Rothesay, venue for the island’s main remembrance service, local uniformed organisations, led by the Rothesay and District Pipe Band, will take up position facing the Cenotaph at 10.50am, followed by councillrs, officials and naval representatives.

A lament will be played by a piper before a signal gun marks the start and end of the traditional two minutes’ silence at 11am.

After the playing of the Last Post and the laying of wreaths at the memorial, a short service will be conducted by the Rev Owain Jones of the United Church of Bute before the parade, again led by the Rothesay and District Pipe Band, marches off.