Midlothian remembers the fallen

People across Midlothian came together at the weekend to mark Remembrance Sunday, paying tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for their country.

Monday, 15th November 2021, 9:47 am
Updated Monday, 15th November 2021, 2:38 pm
Loanhead Community Development Association Chairwoman Irene Hogg laying a wreath at the town's Remembrance Sunday event. Photo by Joe Gilhooley.

It’s a day marked around the world every year; symbolised with a poppy, punctuated with a silence, and defined by moving images of soldiers young and old waiting in trenches, going over the top, lying where they fell.

Services and events were held across Midlothian on Sunday and last Thursday, Armistice Day, to remember the fallen .

This year’s Armistice Day also marks 100 years since the formation of the Royal British Legion and since the start of the poppy-wearing tradition.

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Loanhead Remembrance Sunday. Photo by Joe Gilhooley.
The annual remembrance service was held at Crichton Collegiate Church on 11 November. In attendance were - L to R - Sarah Barron (Vice Lord-Lieutenant), Harriet Dalrymple (Trustee of the Crichton Collegiate Church Trust), The Rev Dale London (Minister, Tyne Valley Parish), Lt Col Richard Callander (Lord-Lieutenant of Midlothian), Councillor Peter Smaill (Provost, Midlothian Council), Dr Lisa Beattie (representing the Scottish Government).
The war memorial in Roslin after the wreath laying ceremony.