Lord Provost to lead Remembrance service
Remembrance Sunday will be marked in Aberdeen this weekend as the Lord Provost and other public representatives join serving forces, reserves, veterans and cadets to remember the sacrifices made in conflict.
A short ceremony will be held in front of the city’s war memorial on Schoolhill at 10.50am on Sunday 12 November. Prayers will be said and a hymn sung before two minutes of silence are observed to remember the fallen at 11am. The Lord Provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett will lead the laying of wreaths at the memorial. A church service will be held at the Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting at the conclusion of the ceremony.
Representatives of the Armed Forces and ex-service organisations will form up in Little Belmont Street from 10.15am and parade to the war memorial led by Grampian Police Scotland Pipe Band. Music at the memorial will be provided by Bon Accord Silver Band.
The Lord Provost 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.”
The following road closures will be in place from 10am until 12noon on Sunday 12 November:
- Schoolhill will be closed between Back Wynd and Blackfriars Street (please note, 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.
Marischal College will be lit red on Saturday and Sunday to mark Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.