Remembrance Sunday services are set to return to Renfrewshire for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, with parades and services scheduled to take place in towns and villages across the region.

On 14th November, parades will take place from 9.45am to mark Remembrance Sunday, with a two minutes silence at 11am, and all are invited to attend at the following locations:

RENFREWSHIRE

  • Elderslie 9.45am
  • Houston 10.00am
  • Kilbarchan 10.45am
  • Renfrew 10.45am
  • Paisley 10.45am
  • Lochwinnoch 10.45am
  • Howwood 10.45am
  • Johnstone 10.45am
  • Bridge of Weir 3.00pm

EAST RENFREWSHIRE

  • Newton Mearns 10.45am (parade from Fairweather Hall) 11am (Cenotaph on Ayr Road)
  • Fairweather Hall at 10.35am (Glasgow Jewish Representative Council and Association of Jewish Ex Servicemen and Women)
  • Neilston 11.45am
  • Barrhead 2pm (from Cowan Park) 2.30pm (war memorial)

Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron said: “Every year at this time we stop to remember those we have lost, and this year everyone will be able to pay their respects in a way that suits them, whether in person or from the comfort of their own home.

“It’s so important that we remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice and I look forward to the community once again coming together to show their gratitude for all that have gone before us.”

East Renfrewshire Provost Jim Fletcher said: ‘I’m delighted that Remembrance Sunday services will resume across East Renfrewshire again this year after our usual services had to be taken online last year due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

“The anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I in 1918 is an important opportunity to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives and made sacrifices for our country to protect our lives and freedoms so it is a day we must not forget. I’d also encourage as many people as possible to take part in the two minute silence at 11am on Thursday 11th November and Sunday 14th November and pay their respects.’