Remembrance Sunday

Submitted by edg on Thu, 10 Nov '22 8.15pm
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Remembrance Sunday is the main day of Observance for the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war. It takes place on the Sunday nearest to the 11th November, with services across the country.

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, is the anniversary of the ending of the First World War between the Allies and Germany. Known as Armistice Day, Remembrance Day, or Poppy Day, it is marked with two minutes of silence at 11 o'clock.

Remembrance Day Ceremony

The national Remembrance Sunday event is held in Edinburgh's Old Town. A services parade, led by veterans, with pipes and drums, leaves Edinburgh Castle Esplanade shortly after 10.30am and marches down the Royal Mile to a ceremony at the Stone of Remembrance outside the City Chambers.

Edinburgh's Lord Provost, and members of the Scottish and UK governments, join members of the armed forces at the ceremony at 11am at the Stone of Remembrance.

A memorial service then follows at 11.30am at St Giles Cathedral, which you can follow on the livestream above.

Remembrance Sunday comes at the end of the annual Scottish Poppy Appeal, the charity which raises money for veterans in need.