Towns and Villages across Renfrewshire have paid their respects to the Armed Forces at a series of remembrance services across the area.
Photo: Service in Renfrew
Services took place in the main town centres of Paisley, Renfrew, Johnstone, as well as six other services in neighbouring villages, to give local people the opportunity to pay tribute to those lost in the line of duty.
Photo: The service in Johnstone
More than 500 people attended the service in Paisley, where Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron joined members of the Royal British Legion at the Cenotaph to remember those who have been lost in all wars and conflicts.
Photo: Marching soldiers in Paisley
A member of the Royal British Legion Scotland- Paisley Comrades branch sounded the Last Post to commemorate those who have given the ultimate sacrifice before the Two Minutes’ Silence was impeccably observed at 11am.
Provost Cameron laid the first wreath, followed by more than 30 others from various groups and organisations including the Royal Air Force, 102 Field Squadron, Renfrewshire Council and the Emergency Services.
Provost Cameron said: “It is an honour to take part in this service which gives everyone the opportunity to recognise the sacrifices made by the Armed Forces and the importance of this cannot be misunderstood.
Photo: Paisley service
“We must ensure that we remember those who have given their lives to allow us to continue to live ours in peace.
“I was privileged to attend the Children’s Remembrance Service on Friday and it was clear that the message of remembrance remains in our schools, and it is important that the younger generation recognise the importance of remembering the fallen.”
The annual Children’s Remembrance Service took place on Friday 10th November at the joint campus of Mossvale and St James Primary Schools.
Primary 7 pupils from both schools led a service of readings and poetry to Provost Cameron and members of the Royal British Legion Scotland- Paisley Comrades branch, which included a moving rendition of ‘In Flanders Fields’ by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae.
Photo: Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron, Robert Pope, Royal British Legion Scotland- Paisley Comrades, and pupils from Mossvale Primary School
Photo: Pupils from Mossvale Primary and St James Primary in Paisley read poems at the annual Children’s Remembrance Service