Remembrance Sunday commemorations on Bute

Bute will pay its respects at Remembrance Sunday services in Rothesay, Port Bannatyne, Kingarth and Croc-an-Raer on November 8.
Bute will pay its respects at Remembrance Sunday services in Rothesay, Port Bannatyne, Kingarth and Croc-an-Raer on November 8.

Bute will join the rest of the UK and the Commonwealth this Sunday, November 8, in falling silent to remember those who gave their lives in the service of their country.

Remembrance Sunday commemorations on Bute will take place at the war memorials at Port Bannatyne at 10am, Rothesay at 11am and Kingarth at 1pm.

Local uniformed organisations will be represented at the Rothesay service, and will be led on parade to the Cenotaph in Victoria Street by members of the Rothesay and District Pipe Band.

After the two-minute silence at 11am, wreaths will be laid by representatives of the Queen, Argyll and Bute Council, the emergency services, veterans’ associations and others.

The last of Bute’s four Remembrance Sunday commemorations takes place at North Bute Cemetery at Croc-an-Raer, in the grounds of the ruined St Colmac’s Church, at 3pm.

There, in a service organised by the Rotary Club of Rothesay, respects will be paid fo 30 Merchant Navy seamen killed by enemy action during the Second World War, and whose ships were brought to nearby Kames Bay for salvage.