Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday
fell on the same day, Sunday November
11, so services to remember Maybole’s
war dead, which are normally held
separately, were combined.
service was held in the Town Hall led by
Rev Brian Hendrie. The service began at
10am with Stephen Sinclair and Alex
Gemmell carrying the colours of the
Royal British Legion Scotland and the
Union Flag into the packed hall to be
received by the clergy.
Wallace, Carrick Academy school captain,
read the lesson and Blair Cooper gave a
personal testimony to what “Remembrance”
meant to him.
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 Rev
Hendrie and Rev Ian Meredith. Pipe Major
Gavin Nicol, of Maybole Pipe Band,
played the lament and Alex Kelly recited
Binyon's Lines and the Kohima Epitaph.
were laid by the local branch of the
Royal British Legion Scotland; the
Women’s Section of the branch; the Armed
Forces; Adam Ingram MSP; South Ayrshire
Councillors Brian Connolly, Ann
Galbraith and William Grant; Maybole
Community Council; Friends and Families;
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.
the pipe band led the parade back to the
Greenside for a short service when the
new flagpole was dedicated by Rev
Hendrie,wreaths were laid at the
flagpole and miniature poppy crosses
were planted by local people.