Remembrance Day

Rememb Sunday
Rememb Sunday

Started following the atrocities of World War I, Remembrance Day – also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day – is observed to remember members of all the armed forces who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Remembrance Services take place throughout the Western Isles; ask you local councillor for details of your village service.

In Stornoway the Remembrance Parade takes place on Sunday, November 10th.

All personnel from the various organisations attending are asked to muster at the Royal British Legion at 10am for the Parade to fall in at 10.20am and step off at 10.30am.

The Parade will arrive at Martins Memorial Church at 10.40am after marching a route through town.

In Tarbert, Harris, the Remembrance Day Service and Parade begins with a Service in the Church of Scotland, beginning at 10.45am (people are asked to be seated for 10.30am).

Following the Service, the variety of groups – this year including the West Harris Trust and Leverburgh RNLI – will walk to Tarbert War Memorial and lay 18 wreaths.

In Ness there will be Services held at Cross War Memorial on Saturday, November 9th, 11.45am; and at Borve war Memorial on Sunday, November 10th, 10.45am.

In Back the annual Remembrance Service takes place at the War Memorial at 11am on Sunday, November 10th, with the Remembrance Sunday Service in Back Free Church at 12noon, taken by Rev. Alasdair I Macleod; and in Tolsta in takes place on Saturday, November 9th at 12noon at the village War Memorial.

If anyone attending a Remembrance Day Service would like to submit photographs for publication in next week’s Stornoway Gazette, please email to