Arran remembers its war heroes

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Tributes were paid around the island at Remembrance services last Sunday to those who have lost their lives in two world wars and other conflicts around the world.

There was a healthy turnout at the service at Brodick war memorial where Brodick Church parish assistant Jean Hunter led the two minute silence assisted by Baptist minister, the Rev Vince Jennings, who read the names of the deceased on the war memorial, and Fr Noel Colford of the Catholic Church. Innes Thorborn of the Arran army cadets sounded the last post before poppy wreaths were laid at the memorial.

Meanwhile, as previously reported in the Banner, Brodick Castle was one of more than 30 iconic landmarks across the country which was lit up red for the first 12 days of the month in support of this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal.

Brodick Castle was lit up red in support of the Scottish Poppy Appeal. 01_B46remember01

The wreath laying party at the Brodick war memorial. 01_B46remember02

The Rev Vince Jennings reads the names of the fallen. 01_B46remember03

Innes Thorborn sounds the last post. 01_B46remember04