City of Aberdeen marks Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday was marked in Aberdeen as the Lord Provost and other public representatives joined serving forces, reserves, veterans and cadets to remember the sacrifices made in conflict.

A short ceremony was held in front of the city’s war memorial on Schoolhill at 10.50am today (Sunday 12 November). Prayers were said and a hymn sung before two minutes of silence were observed to remember the fallen at 11am. The Lord Provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett led the laying of wreaths at the memorial. 

Representatives of the Armed Forces and ex-service organisations who had gathered in Little Belmont Street were led to the war memorial by Grampian Police Scotland Pipe Band. Music at the memorial was provided by Bon Accord Silver Band.

A church service was held at the Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting at the conclusion of the ceremony.

The Lord Provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett said “The people of Aberdeen are strong supporters of our armed forces and today we joined 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.”