Memorial service in Rothesay for Drummer Lee Rigby

A memorial service for Drummer Lee Rigby was held at Rothesay's Cenotaph on Friday.
A memorial service for Drummer Lee Rigby was held at Rothesay's Cenotaph on Friday.

A memorial service for Drummer Lee Rigby was held at Rothesay’s Cenotaph on Friday afternoon.

The short service was organised by the Isle of Bute branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland, and led by the branch’s chaplain, the Very Rev Andrew Swift of St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Rothesay.

One of the local Legion branch’s members, Gordon Scott, grew up in the same town as Drummer Rigby, Middleton near Manchester, and both went to the town’s Queen Elizabeth High School.

David Boe, chairman of the RBLS Isle of Bute branch, said: “We wanted to organise the service to show support and respect to the Rigby family.”

Drummer Rigby was hit by a car and then attacked as he walked to the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, south London, on the evening of May 22.