Hawkhead Centre in Paisley holds remembrance service for armistice centenary

Posted: 08/11/2018 | Scottish War Blinded

Veterans and friends of Scottish War Blinded gathered at the Hawkhead Centre in Paisley this week for a remembrance service, marking 100 years since the end of World War One.

A soldier statue created by members who attend the Hawkhead Centre formed the centre piece of the gathering out in the garden on the peaceful, autumnal morning of Thursday, November 8.

Reverend Robert Craig leads veterans in the Hawkhead remembrance service

The Gathering of the Standard was accompanied by a piper, before the attendees were joined in remembrance of those who lost their lives serving their country by Rev. Robert Craig.

As part of the service, Robert Aitken read a moving poem, and Scottish War Blinded member William Montgomery (Monty) read out the Act of Remembrance, followed by an observed silence.

The soldier statue, which was made by members at the Hawkhead Centre, in Hawkhead's garden

This year, in Hawkhead’s second remembrance service since the centre opened last year, wreaths were laid at the foot of the soldier statue.

It was a ceremony full of respect and quiet remembrance.