Maybole remembered its war
dead as a whole community on Sunday with an ecumenical
service in the Town Hall led by Rev Paul Russell, Rev Ian
Merideth and Fr Stephen McGrattan.
The service began at 10am
with Mark McEwan carrying the Union Flag into the packed
hall to be received by Fr McGrattan.
Following the 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 McGrattan and Rev Merideth.
Billy Swan recited
“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 remember them.”
and the Kohima Epitaph:
“When you go home, tell
them of us and say:
'for your tomorrow we gave
Pipe Major Gavin Nicol, of
Maybole Pipe Band, played the lament as poppy wreaths were
laid by the local branch of the Royal British Legion
Scotland, the Women’s Section of the branch, current serving
personnel, South Ayrshire Councillor Brian Connolly who is
also the chair of the local branch of the RBLS, Maybole
Community Council, Families and Friends, Maybole Town
Twinning Association, Maybole Community Association, Maybole
Council of Churches, Scouts, Cubs, Guides, Brownies, Carrick
Academy, Masonic Lodges, Apprentice Boys of Derry, Carrick
Round Table, and the local Fire Brigade.
Afterwards the pipe band
led the parade for the "march past" taken by Councillor
Connolly, serving personnel and Fr McGrattan.
For those unable to join
the parade there was a short Service of Remembrance in the
Town Hall at 11am led by Rev Russell.