Arrangements for Remembrance Sunday on Bute

Red poppy with a background of grass and daisies.
Red poppy with a background of grass and daisies.

DETAILS of Rothesay’s Remembrance Sunday commemoration on November 13 have been announced this week.

Local uniformed organisations will take up position facing the Cenotaph in Victoria Street at 10.50am, and after a lament on the pipes, the start and end of the two minute silence at 11am will be marked by the firing of a signal gun.

The playing of the Last Post will be followed by the laying of wreaths and then by a short religious service, conducted by the Rev Andrew Swift of St Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Remembrance Sunday commemorations will also take place at the memorials in Port Bannatyne at 10am and Kingarth at 1pm, and at North Bute Cemetery at Croc-an-Raer, for the merchant seamen buried there, at 3pm.

In addition, the Bute branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland will hold a short service at the Cenotaph in Rothesay on Armistice Day itself - Friday, November 11 - including the observation of two minutes of silence at 11am.