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Remembrance Sunday service in Aberdeen

Sunday November 12th 2017 at 8:13 AM


PIC: Ken Laing

The Lord Provost will join with serving members of the armed forces,veterans and cadets in making tributes today for Remembrance Sunday.

A parade will take place on Little Belmont Street to the city’s war memorial shortly after 10am, led by the Grampian Police Scotland Pipe Band.

A ceremony will then be held at Cowdray Hall on Schoolhill, followed by two minutes of silence at 11am.

It will then end with a church service at Kirk of St Nicholas.

The Lord Provost Barney Crockett will lead the laying of the wreaths at the memorial.

He said: “The people of Aberdeen are strong supporters of our armed forces and we will join together as a community to remember the sacrifices made on our behalf.

“We remember all of those who have given their lives, and those who have been injured physically and mentally by conflict.

“We should never forget them.”

There will be a series of city centre road closures in place from 10am until 12 noon:

– Schoolhill will be closed between Back Wynd and Blackfriars Street (There will be no access to Harriett Street car park. Parking for the Bon Accord Centre is available at the Loch Street car park).
– Blackfriars Street
– Belmont Street, Little Belmont Street, Gaelic Lane
– Denburn Viaduct between Union Terrace and Blackfriars Street
– Broad Street and Upperkirkgate will be closed for a short period at 10.30am to allow the civic procession to make their way from the Town House to the War Memorial on Schoolhill.

 

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