The service was led by Fr Stephen
McGrattan, chaplain to the Maybole branch of the Royal
British Legion Scotland, and was attended by members of
the branch, several other local organisations and all
schools. Parade marshal was Alex Davidson.
Carrick Academy pupil Scott Barrie played
the lament and as he finished the Town Bell chimed for
Alex Kelly recited Binyon’s Lines:
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will
Billy Swan recited the Kohima Epitaph
“When you go home, tell them of us and say: 'for your
tomorrow we gave our today'”.
Wreaths were laid by George Taylor and
Janetta Rodgers prior to poppy crosses being laid by
members of local organisations and the public.