Remembrance events near you

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Five war graves from the Great War with a single poppy in front of each
A young kid leaving a poppy in front of a remembrance grave
Young child saluting in front of a memorial stone with the inscription "Their names live for evermore"
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Remembrance Sunday will be marked on November 14 this year, when the nation comes together to honour the brave service and sacrifice of all of those who have defended our freedoms. 

Commemorations were largely online last year due to the pandemic but a number of physical events are due to go ahead this year, giving Scots across the country the chance to pay tribute in person to our serving, reservist and veteran Armed Services and their families, and honour those who have served in the past.

The period of official remembrance lasts for three weeks, with Remembrance Day itself on November 11.   

Here are a few of the events being held nationwide: 

East Coast

Dedication at the Garden of Remembrance

Monday, 25 October, Scott Monument, Edinburgh, 11am

Cancelled in 2020 due to Covid pandemic restrictions, Legion Scotland is hopeful guests can attend this year’s dedication service in person. For more information email 

Legion Scotland Armistice Day Service

Thursday, 11 November, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, 11am

A short service to mark Armistice Day at the Garden of Remembrance. For more information email 

Legion Scotland Wreath-Laying at the Stone of Remembrance

Sunday, 14 November, City Chambers, Edinburgh, 11am

Wreaths will be laid by the Lord Provost, representatives from the Scottish Government, UK Government and the wider Armed Forces and Veterans community. If the usual large-scale event cannot go ahead, there will be a service at the Scottish National War Memorial and live broadcast. 

For more information email 

Annual Remembrance Day Parade

Sunday, 14 November, Prestonpans, East Lothian, 11am

Organised by the Royal British Legion Scotland.

Armistice Day Service

Sunday, 14 November, Livingston Civic Centre, West Lothian, 10.30am

Commemoration service.

West Coast

Dedication at the Garden of Remembrance

Tuesday, 26 October, George Square, Glasgow, 11am

Cancelled in 2020 due to Covid pandemic restrictions, Legion Scotland is hopeful guests can attend this year’s dedication service. For more information email 

BHS Scotland ROUK Remembrance Ride

Saturday, 20 November, and Sunday, 21 November, Culzean Country Park, Ayrshire, 9.30am

One ride on each day to honour Remembrance Day. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dressed and Best Poppy. The event is in aid of Ride Out UK and National Trust for Scotland, with a donation to Poppy Scotland. For more information and tickets, visit Ticket Tailer.


Scottish Poppy Appeal Light Up Red campaign

Friday, 22 October, to Sunday, 14 November

Buildings large and small are invited to ‘Light up Red’ in support of the Scottish Poppy Appeal. Fundraising last year was hit hard by the pandemic, as it impacted the ability to run street collections. The Appeal says that “lighting up can also provide a message of hope and togetherness – something we need now more than ever”. For more information, visit Poppy Scotland.

Tell us about your event

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