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Edinburgh – Remembrance Day service

Frank Ross, the Right Honourable Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, was joined by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and fellow politicians, as well as members of the Armed Forces community, for a ceremony at the Stone of Remembrance to mark Remembrance Sunday today (November 12th).

More than 100 wreaths were laid at the poignant service, organised by Legion Scotland at the City Chambers, to remember those who have fallen in conflicts. Sir Alistair Irwin KCB CBE, the President of Legion Scotland and Poppyscotland, read Binyon’s Lines after the bugler had played the Last Post.

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Edinburgh falls silent at Armistice Day service

The firing of the Edinburgh Castle gun signalled the start of the Armistice Day Service, in Edinburgh, today (Saturday 11th November). A two-minute silence followed thereafter before the Rev Dr Karen K Campbell conducted the service in the Garden of Remembrance.

Members of the Armed Forces community, including veterans, attended the poignant event, organised by Legion Scotland, to remember those who have fallen in conflicts. Frank Ross, the Right Honourable Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, led a special group of wreath-layers at an event that was open to the public. The ‘Poppy Bus’ – provided by Lothian Buses and appropriately numbered 11 – halted beside the Garden of Remembrance at 11am.

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School Pupils pay tribute to World War One Veterans

Pupils from Burnhaven Primary School paid tribute to those who fought and fell at the Battle of Jutland during a three day all-expenses paid trip to Orkney.

The nine pupils and two teachers, from the Peterhead school, travelled to the islands on June 1st to June 3rd, after winning first place in Legion Scotland (Royal British Legion Scotland)’s annual primary school competition.

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Historic Bell to mark minute’s silence during Jutland commemorations

A bell made from a battlecruiser that took part in the Battle of Jutland 100 years ago will help commemorate the sacrifices made by those who fought in WWI’s largest naval battle.

As part of the Scottish Government’s national commemorations on May 28th, the historic artifact will be brought to Rosyth by its custodians, members of Legion Scotland (Royal British Legion Scotland)’s Crossgate Club, in Fife.

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Charity seeks to combat Veterans’ isolation and loneliness

Over 2,000 veterans in Scotland contacted Legion Scotland last year looking for a befriender to help them combat loneliness and isolation.

Legion Scotland, (Royal British Legion Scotland) is the largest ex-services membership charity in Scotland and due to this demand the charity is currently looking to attract more people to provide friendship to ex-servicemen and women, young and old.

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Legion Scotland Primary Schools Competition: Stories Of The Sea: Hold The Front Page

Legion Scotland have launched the 2015/16 Primary Schools Competition for P5, P6 and P7 pupils across Scotland – Stories of The Sea. We are inviting pupils to investigate, capture and record what life was like at sea for the sailors of the First World War and create newspaper articles about what the sailors and ships were involved in.

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