Maybole remembered its war dead with two services
last week. On Thursday November 11 at 11am there was the traditional
two minutes silence during a service led by Rev Arrick Wilkinson.
This service was attended by the Maybole Branch of the Royal British
Legion Scotland and several other local organisations and all
schools. On Remembrance Sunday, November 14, there was an ecumenical
church service in the West church building led by Rev Douglas Moore.
The service began at 10am with Robert Malone and William Milligan
carried the colours of the Royal British Legion Scotland and the
Union Flag into the church to be received by the minister. Following
the church service Maybole Pipe Band led the parade to the war
memorial where at 11am there was the traditional two minute silence
during a service led by Fr Jim Hayes and Rev Moore. Pipe Major Gavin
Nicol, of Maybole Pipe Band, played the lament and Jim Campbell of
the RBLS recited Binyon's Lines". Wreaths were laid by the local
branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland, the Women’s Section of
the branch, South Ayrshire Councillor Andy Hill, Maybole Community
Council, Families and Friends, Effort for Erskine, Maybole Town
Twinning Association, Maybole Council of Churches, Boys Brigade,
Scouts, Cubs, Guides, Brownies, Carrick Academy, Masonic Lodges,
Apprentice Boys of Derry, Carrick Round Table and members of the
local Fire Brigade. Afterwards the pipe band led the parade for the
"march past" taken by councillors and clergy.