The Linburn Centre in West Lothian marks Armistice Day with poignant Remembrance service

Posted: 09/11/2018 | Scottish War Blinded

The Linburn Centre in West Lothian marked the Armistice centenary with a poignant service of Remembrance.

Scottish War Blinded members, staff and friends gathered together in the centre’s gardens on Friday, November 9, to pay their respects to those who died serving their country.

Bob Watt walks up to lay his wreath

After a silence was observed, wreaths were laid by members representing the three armed services: John Finlay, representing the Royal Navy (1974-1980), Lyn (Cutty) McCutcheon, representing the Army (served with the Royal Highland Fusiliers and the Gordon Highlanders, 1976 – 1994), and Ronnie Duthie, representing the RAF (1950 – 1953).

John Finlay, representing the Royal Navy, lays a wreath

Wreaths were also laid by Harry Hogg, sub mariner in the navy during the Second World War, Bob Watt, who served with the Royal Highland Fusiliers and the Royal Scots 1951 to 1953, and Robert Totten, who served with the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders from 1980 to 1996.

Cutty reflects after laying his wreath

Representing the youth of today, pupils from the Royal Blind School also attended the service, laying a wreath they had made themselves at the Poppy Factory in Edinburgh.

Following the service, there was a lovely performance from the Linburn Choir, with song including Abide With Me and It’s a Long Way to Tipperary, as well as moving poetry reading from members.

Ronnie Duthie walks up to lay a wreath