Stirling comes together to mark Remembrance Sunday

The people of Stirling gathered together to mark Remembrance Sunday at the weekend as the city paid its respects to the fallen.

Remembrance procession passes through Stirling City Centre
The Remembrance service was followed by a procession towards the Cenotaph

Baillie Gerry McGarvey laid a wreath at the Cenotaph on behalf of the people of Stirling, following a service at the Church of the Holy Rude attended by councillors and local dignitaries, and the traditional procession from the church to the War Memorial on Corn Exchange Road.

Readings at the church service, which was led by led by Professor Alison Jack (Interim Minister), were given by Stirling Council Leader, Cllr Chris Kane, Lord Lieutenant Alan Simpson, and Group Captain Derek Johnson (43 Squadron).

A number of other Remembrance Sunday events took place in other locations throughout the Stirling area as residents paid tribute to the service and sacrifice who gave their lives in various conflicts. 

'A deeply moving occasion'

Baillie McGarvey said: “It’s always a deeply moving occasion when we gather to pause and reflect on the lives of those who died in conflict while serving this country.

“With every passing year, it becomes increasingly important to honour their memory and prevent their sacrifices from being lost in the sands of time.

“Thanks to everyone who organised events across Stirling and to everyone who came along to pay their respects.” 

Remembrance procession

Salutes given to the Cenotaph