Hundreds of people in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde are expected to attend a special service to celebrate Armed Forces Day.

Serving troops, veterans, cadets and their families will be joined by the Provosts of Renfrewshire and Inverclyde, along with the Lord-Lieutenant of Renfrewshire, Guy Clark at the Armed Forces service on Saturday 20 June, 10am in Paisley Abbey.

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The officiating clergy will be the Very Reverend E Lorna Hood, Minister at North Parish Church, Renfrew, and Monsignor John Tormey of St Mirin’s Cathedral, Paisley.

Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall said: “Armed Forces Day is an important occasion when community comes together to recognise the service and traditions of the armed forces and to show our support for them.

“Our community has always had a strong link with the armed forces, past and present, and this link is just as relevant and important as ever. I hope to see as many people as possible joining us for this celebration.”

Inverclyde’s Provost Robert Moran said: “Armed Forces Day is a chance for us all to show our support to the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, to recognise all their outstanding contribution to this country and to pay our respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. I very much look forward to joining Provost Anne Hall in Paisley for this important event.”

On Friday 19 June, a short service to raise the Armed Forces day flag will take place at the flagpoles outside Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley at 11am.