Scotland

Scots pay silent tribute to war dead

Poppies and crosses at the Garden of Remembrance in Edinburgh
Image caption Two-minute silences were held across the country to mark Armistice Day

People across Scotland have marked Armistice Day by paying silent tribute to those who have died during war.

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Scots observed a two-minute silence.

The signing of the Armistice 92 years ago marked the end of WWI. Thursday's tribute commemorates those who gave their lives then and ever since.

Silences were held across the country, and wreaths were laid in Edinburgh.

There was a gathering at the Scott monument in the capital's Princes Street, and a short service of remembrance at Glasgow's Central Station.

And in the Scottish Parliament, MSPs and others gathered in the building's main chamber and garden lobby to observe the silence.

A ceremony also took place at the war memorial at St John's Church in Dumfries.

Image caption A display of poppies has lit up the Victorian railway viaduct at Airdrie's Centenary Park this winter

Residents in Dundee gathered at the City Square for the silence.

Veterans paid tribute to their fallen colleagues at the two Erskine homes, in Edinburgh and Bishopton in Renfrewshire, which provide nursing and medical care for former members of the forces.

Aberdeen Football Club's heritage trust held a memorial service at Pittodrie, in remembrance of former players and staff who lost their lives during the wars.

On Remembrance Day on Sunday, former soldiers and representatives of the armed services will parade through the city centre to the war memorial at the Cowdray Hall to remember those who lost their lives.

In Perth on Friday, the provost will lay a wreath at the 51st Division memorial monument at North Inch, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony by the provost and local veterans at the Mercat Cross.

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