Hundreds expected at Remembrance services around Moray

People of all generations will gather at memorials around Moray
People of all generations will gather at memorials around Moray

THE LORD LIEUTENANT of Moray will take the salute in Lossiemouth on Sunday as towns and villages pay their respects on Remembrance Sunday.

One of dozens of tributes at war memorials around the region, hundreds are expected to march or line the streets in Lossiemouth for the parade under the direction of WO Alan Milligan, the Station Warrant Officer at RAF Lossiemouth.

The RAF Voluntary Band will lead the procession from James Square that will include representatives from all armed services past and present.

Lieutenant Colonel Grenville Johnston KCSG will take the salute as the parade sets out at 10.45am alongside Group Captain Mark Chappell, the station commander at RAF Lossiemouth.

Squadron Leader N Browne DFC (retired) will represent the Royal British Legion on the parade alongside the President of the RNA Lossiemouth branch, Ian White.

Civic representatives attending the parade this year will be led by Councillor John Cowe with Mike Mulholland, chairman of the Community Council, and Bernard Annikin from the Lossiemouth Business Association.

The parade will gather at the War Memorial at 10.55am and will be brought to attention at 11am precisely when a two-minutes silence will be observed. Benediction is to be conducted by the Rev Graham Crawford.

Remembrance Services, ceremonies or wreath laying being held in Moray on Sunday

Rothes – 11.30am – Anvil Gardens
Dallas – 12noon – West end of village
Kellas – 3pm – East end of village
Archiestown/Knockando – 10am – The Square
Birnie – 12.30pm – Birnie Church
Lhanbryde – 11am – Old Cemetery, St Andrew’s Road
Urquhart – 2.30pm – Main Street
Garmouth – 10.50am – High Street
Dallachy – 3.10pm – Junction of B9104 and C16e
Mosstodloch – 11.30am – centre of village
Bellie – 10am – Churchyard Memorial
Fochabers – 10am – Entrance to Gordon Castle
Burghead – 11.30am – Grant Street
Hopeman – 10am – Memorial Hall
Miltonduff – 10.45am – Junction of Distillery Road
Spynie – 10.45am – Spynie Hall
Alves – 11am – West End of village near the school
Duffus – 11.30am – Duffus Church
Pluscarden – 10.50am – Church
Elgin – 11.05am – Plainstones
New Elgin – 2pm – Cemetery Drive
Forres – 10.45am – St Catherine’s Road near Victoria Roundabout
Rafford – 9.30am – Junction B9010
Dyke – 10am – Cemetery Entrance
Findhorn – 10am – Entrance to village
Kinloss – 9.15am – Kinloss Abbey Churchyard
Edinkillie – 11.30am – On church boundary wall
Forres – 10am – Whitley Memorial, Bervie Chipper