Remembrance commemorations 2019
Perth will mark Remembrance Day this year with events on Friday 8, Sunday 10 and Monday 11 November 2019.
On Friday, Provost Dennis Melloy; the Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of Perth and Kinross, the Earl of Kinnoull, and representatives of the armed forces and veterans' associations will lay wreaths at 10.15 am at the 51st Highland Memorial on the North Inch, with all attending then making their way to the Mercat Cross in the heart of the city centre for the Poppyscotland remembrance event at 10.45 am, at which the Provost will lay a poppy wreath and observe a two minute silence at 11.00 am.
The annual Remembrance Sunday commemorations will begin at 9.40am for the military parade, setting off from Thimblerow off the Old High Street, and 10.10am for the civic parade, with the Provost, Councillors, Council Officers and members of the High Constables of the City of Perth led by Perth and District Pipe Band, processing from 2 High Street to St John's Kirk of Perth, where a service of remembrance will begin at 10.30am. Following the service, the military parade, comprising local veterans and cadets, and representatives of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, will form up for a march past and salute, taken by the Lord-Lieutenant of Perth and Kinross Stephen Leckie, on Tay Street.
On Monday 11 November, the Provost has been invited to attend the Bowerswell Remembrance service, starting at 10.30am, and to lay a wreath at the Bowerswell Memorial. On the same day, Councillor Chris Ahern, the Council's Armed Forces and Veterans Champion, will be laying a wreath at a short ceremony at Pullar House at the Pullars War Memorial at 11.00 am.
Provost Melloy said: "We owe our veterans and serving forces personnel a great debt of gratitude and each year we are proud to remember those who gave their lives in conflict to preserve our freedoms. Remembrance Sunday is a day to reflect on their sacrifices and pay tribute to them all."