Garden honours war dead

Veterans, military leaders and politicians have laid wreaths at the opening of a garden of remembrance.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 6th November 2012, 12:00 pm

A short service was held in Princes Street Gardens before Veterans Minister Keith Brown viewed thousands of crosses and poppies planted at the site, alongside Navy, Army and RAF commanders.

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Created by Poppyscotland last year, the garden has space for 12,000 crosses and is set to raise around £250,000.

Poppyscotland chief executive Ian McGregor said: “We are delighted for the support of the public once again, which has enabled us to create the field of remembrance: a moving visual tribute.”