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Remembrance 2023

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South Ayrshire is once again embracing the opportunity to honour the heroic contributions of individuals who have served to protect our way of life since the First World War.

The Armistice, which took place on 11 November 1918, is a significant date in history, and its' poignancy increases with each passing year. The First World War signalled the beginning of a new type of warfare, being the first industrial war in modern history. By signing the Armistice, Allied Forces and Germany were ending four years of conflict, where thousands of soldiers lost their lives.

On Remembrance Day, we not only pay tribute to the Armed Forces in Britain and the Commonwealth nations, but also the crucial roles played by the Emergency Services. It's important that we remember the efforts of those who risk their lives to support local communities in times of need.

This year marked the 70th Anniversary of the Armistice which ended the Korean War on 27 July 1953. In the aftermath of the Second World War and the subsequent 'Cold War', the Korean War is often referred to as 'The Forgotten War', where approximately 81,000 British and over 50,000 Commonwealth soldiers served. On Remembrance Day, we also reflect upon these individuals who experienced gruelling conditions whilst defending peoples' freedoms.

South Ayrshire Provost, Iain Campbell said: "Another year has passed and the importance of Remembrance Day grows. In these moments of reflection, I think of the brave, selfless individuals who defended Great Britain and the Commonwealth nations in conflicts gone past and at present.

"We often take our freedoms and liberties for granted, so I would encourage everyone to show their support by taking a few minutes to remember those who dedicated their lives to gift us all these freedoms. It could be a loved one, a friend, or simply to think of the sacrifices made.

"This year, I will once again wear my poppy with pride, and I hope others will too."

Services of Remembrance will be held across South Ayrshire. A full list of locations is outlined below.

Location

Date

Time

Troon - War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 2023

10.00am - Parade musters at Troon Primary School for wreath laying at the War Memorial

Prestwick - War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 2023

12.30pm - The Cross, Prestwick

Ayr - War Memorial at junction of Low Road/Whitletts Road

 

Sunday 12 November 2023

10.00am - Dalmilling Church Service

10.50am - Wreath laying at the War Memorial

Ayr - St James - Tam's Brig, Ayr

Sunday 12 November 2023

10.50am - Church Service incorporating wreath laying at the 11am

Ayr - Cenotaph - Wellington Square

Saturday 11 November 2023

10:45am

Ayr -Cenotaph - Wellington Square

Sunday 12 November 2023

12.15pm

Alloway - War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 2023

11.15am - Alloway Parish Church

12.30pm - Wreath laying at the War Memorial

Tarbolton - War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 2023

10.00am - Tarbolton Parish Church

11.00am - Wreath laying at the War Memorial

Mossblown - War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 2023

11.20am - Wreath laying at the War Memorial followed by Church Service in Annbank Parish Church

 

Loans - War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 2023

10.30am - Short service in Scout Hall

11.00am - Wreath laying at the War Memorial

Dundonald - War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 2023

10.30am - Wreath laying at the War Memorial

Monkton - War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 2023

10.50am

Symington - War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 2023

9.30am - Service in Craigie Symington Parish Church

10.15am - Wreath laying at the War Memorial

Craigie - War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 2023

8.45am - Act of Remembrance in Craigie Village.

Crosshill - War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 2023

12.00pm - Church Service 1.00pm - Wreath laying at the War Memorial

Maybole - War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 2023

10.00am - Service at Maybole Town Hall

11.00am - Parade to the War Memorial for wreath laying

Coylton - War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 2023

10.00am - church followed by wreath laying at the War Memorial

Minishant - War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 2023

1.30pm

Kirkmichael - War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 2023

10.30am - Church Service

11.20am - Wreath laying at the War Memorial

Kirkoswald - War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 2023

11.15am - Church Service

12.15pm - Wreath laying at the War Memorial

Dunure and Fisherton - War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 2023

9.45am - Church Service

1.00pm - Community Council wreath laying at Fisherton Cemetery

Straiton - War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 2023

12.00pm - Church Service

12.50pm - Wreath laying at the War Memorial

Turnberry - War Memorial

Saturday 11 November 2023

11.00am

 

Turnberry - War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 2023

11.00am

Dailly - War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 2023

10.50am - Church Service

11.45am - Wreath laying

Girvan - War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 2023

10.00am - Wreath laying at the War Memorial followed by a march off to the North Parish Church

Colmonell - War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 2023

9.30am - War Memorial

10.00am - Church Service

Ballantrae - War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 2023

11:30am - Church Service

12.30pm - an Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial

Barr - War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 2023

10.00am - Church

10.45am - War Memorial

Barrhill - War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 2023

3.00pm

Pinwherry - Memorial

Friday 10 November 2023

11.00am