Memorial events to be held in East Renfrewshire to mark Remembrance Sunday

Events will be held throughout East Renfrewshire on Remembrance Sunday (13 November) to commemorate local war heroes.

Remembrance bench

Published: 4 November 2022

Veterans, councillors, local dignitaries and residents will meet together at services in Newton Mearns, Neilston and Barrhead to pay their respects.

Services of Remembrance will begin in Newton Mearns at the war memorial beside Mearns Bowling Club on Ayr Road.

A parade will muster by 10.40am and march off from Fairweather Hall at 10.50am to reach the memorial for the service at 11am.

In Neilston, a parade will assemble at 11.45am in Broadlie Road, beside the Parish Church.

When assembled the parade will move off to the war memorial adjacent to St Thomas Church on Main Street for a short service and wreath laying at approximately 12 noon.

A service will also take place at the war memorial in Cowan Park, Barrhead at 2.30pm. 

Prior to the service, a parade will muster at the United Services Club on Paisley Road no later than 1.50pm. The parade will start at 2pm and march off to Cowan Park for the service.

Provost Mary Montague said: 'Remembrance Sunday is our annual opportunity to remember the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life.

'Events take place throughout East Renfrewshire on the second Sunday in November every year and it gives us all the chance to pay tribute to our Armed Forces and their families from Britain and the Commonwealth for their selfless contribution.

'The Council will be taking part in a two minute silence at 11am on Friday 11 November and Sunday 13 November whilst remembering those who fought in World War One and later conflicts.'

Last modified on 10 November 2022