Highlands & Islands

Traffic to stop in Inverness for Armistice Day

A week-long programme of events to mark Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday has begun in Inverness.

On Friday, traffic will be stopped in the city centre - the first time since World War II that this has happened in Inverness to commemorate Armistice Day.

Staff at council offices will also halt work for a two-minute silence.

Events organised by Highland Council and Royal British Legion Scotland also include laying poppies at war graves in the Kilvean and Torvean cemeteries.

Inverness Provost Jimmy Gray said the act of remembrance had grown in importance for the council and the city.

He added: "As a measure of its importance, this is the first time that traffic has been stopped in Inverness on Armistice Day since the Second World War."

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