75th Anniversary of VE Day

8 May commemorates 75 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe. Millions of people took to the streets to celebrate peace, mourn their loved ones and hope for the future.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, pre-arranged VE Day celebratory events have been cancelled. To commemorate the 75th anniversary, we have organised a range of virtual coverage throughout the day across our social media channels.

Why not take a trip down memory lane with us, as we remember our local heroes and look back at some of the celebrations that took place on VE Day across South Ayrshire. You can view our animation here – thanks to Girvan and District Great War Project for providing the images.

You can find all of our coverage, including virtual events and exhibitions on our social media channels:

What’s happening today online

South Ayrshire Museums Virtual Exhibition – 9am twitter.com/samuseums

South Ayrshire Libraries Virtual Exhibition – 9am twitter.com/salibraries

Legion Scotland Virtual Service of Remembrance – 10:35am https://www.facebook.com/LegionScotland/

Legion Scotland Virtual Tribute Concert – 12pm https://www.facebook.com/LegionScotland/

Girvan and District Great War Project Virtual Event – 2pm https://www.facebook.com/Girvansfallen/

South Ayrshire Council Live Facebook www.facebook.com/SouthAyrshireCouncil

South Ayrshire Council Live Instagram www.instagram.com/sac_live

South Ayrshire Council Twitter twitter.com/southayrshire

South Ayrshire Libraries Twitter twitter.com/salibraries

South Ayrshire Libraries Facebook www.facebook.com/salibraries

South Ayrshire History Blog southayrshirehistory.wordpress.com

South Ayrshire Museums Twitter twitter.com/samuseums

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