Lest we forget - Montrose and District honours Remembrance Sunday

20141109- Montrose Remembrance Sunday. 'The Lathallan School Pipe Band led the parade from the Old and St. Andrew's Church to Montrose War Memorial where the wreaths were laid. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES'No use without payment.
20141109- Montrose Remembrance Sunday. 'The Lathallan School Pipe Band led the parade from the Old and St. Andrew's Church to Montrose War Memorial where the wreaths were laid. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES'No use without payment.

Two minute silences were held across Scotland and the UK on Sunday, and Montrose was no different in remembering those that have fallen during warfare.

All generations from veterans to youngsters, pipers to dignitaries in Montrose and the surrounding areas were all united in showing their respect and honouring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom during the two World Wars, as well as all conflicts since.

Remembrance tributes were held on Sunday in Montrose, Sleepyhillock Cemetery, the Hillside War Memorial, Dun and Ferryden.

Led by Lathallan School Pipe Band, The Montrose Branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland (RBLS) paraded through the streets of the town from their clubrooms on Wellington Street, down the High Street to Old and St Andrew’s Church.

After the service at the church, the RBLS members, led by the pipers once more, marched in front of appreciative crowds to the town’s cenotaph where another tribute was held and wreaths were laid.

The RBLS members were supported by detachments of the Army Cadets and Air Training Corps, and also attending the services were the Depute Provost, the Depute Lord Lieutenant Robina Addison, and Councillor Bill Duff.

Also parading were representatives from Girls Brigade, Guides, Brownies, Scouts, Montrose Academy, Ferryden and Southesk Primary Schools.

The service was conducted by Rev. Dr Ian McLean, Legion Padre. Bible readings were read by Bill Duff and Col. Jake Hensman, while Montrose Town Band accompanied the praise.

Ian Robb, branch official, said: “The Branch Committee wish to express their thanks to the community for their support.”

Services at Hillside and Dun were led by Rev. Fiona Bullock, minister at Dun and Hillside Church.