Edinburgh Remembers

This weekend, Edinburgh will join the rest of the world in observing Remembrance Day - a commemoration of the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war.

Scotland's national remembrance ceremony will take place on Remembrance Sunday at the Stone of Remembrance on the Royal Mile.

The Lord Provost said: "On Remembrance Sunday, I will lay a wreath at the Stone of Remembrance on behalf of the city. Whether it's by attending a Remembrance Service or Parade, the Festival of Remembrance at the Usher hall, or simply by taking a moment of quiet reflection, we can all show our gratitude and appreciation for the enormous sacrifices being made every day on our behalf by so many courageous men and women.

"This year, it feels particularly relevant to reflect on events taking place around the world, those involved in the front line and those suffering through conflict.”

Two minutes' silence will be marked on Wednesday which is Armistice Day, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month - a date which marks the anniversary of the ending of the First World War in 1918 between the Allies and Germany .

Included below is a list of some of the Remembrance services and events taking place across the city this weekend, 7-8 November:

· The Festival of Remembrance concert on Saturday evening at the Usher Hall will celebrate the strength of people and communities during wartime. Proceeds from the event will go to the Erskine Charity.

· On Sunday, the annual procession from Edinburgh Castle to St Giles will commence at 10:45am, with wreath laying at the Stone of Remembrance at 11am.

· A Royal British Legion Procession from Heriothill Terrace to Bellevue Crescent will take place at 10:10am.

· A parade from Liberton Kirk will take place at 10:15am.

· There will be a parade from the High St in South Queensferry at 10:20am.

· A procession to the Heart of Midlothian Football Club Memorial will begin at 10:45am

· A wreath laying at Duddingston Kirk is scheduled for 12noon.

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