Wreaths laid at Garden of Remembrance opening ceremonies

Poignant wreath-laying ceremonies have marked the opening of the Gardens of Remembrance in Edinburgh and Glasgow. 

Veterans were among the first to place tributes during the moving service by the capital’s Scott Monument on Monday, 25 October. A reading was performed by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, the Rt Hon Frank Ross.

Military and civilian representatives, including Glasgow Lord Provost Philip Braat, then attended an event at the city’s George Square on Tuesday, 26 October. 

Both gardens are open until Remembrance Sunday on 14 November. 

This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the Poppy Appeal, with a special commemorative poppy design available. The new release has ‘100’ printed in gold on the petals.

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