Pipers help Arran to remember

Parish assistant Jean Hunter conducts the remembrance service in Corrie with piper Malcolm Wheeler.

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Remembrance Sunday was marked around Arran last weekend with services at all the island memorials, held on a clear crisp morning.

Following a tradition started last year, to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, Arran Pipe Band had pipers at each of the war memorials who played the traditional Scottish lament, When the Battle’s O’er, following the observance of the two minutes’ silence in remembrance of the lost pipers, as well as the many others, who sacrificed their lives in the Great War.

At Kildonan it was the first Sunday service held at the memorial for many years as traditionally Remembrance Day is marked in the village.