Bonnybridge Remembrance Sunday service cancelled

An annual remembrance service held in Bonnybridge in honour of those who gave their lives for their country has been cancelled.

By Jonathon Reilly
Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 4:45 pm

Under normal circumstances, villagers would have gathered for a Remembrance Sunday ceremony.

However, Falkirk Council has confirmed this year’s event has been scrapped in line with Scottish Government coronavirus safety guidelines.

A council spokesman said: “In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Act of Remembrance will be different this year.

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No wreaths will be laid in Bonnybridge for Remembrance Sunday after the planned ceremony was cancelled in line with coronavirus safety guidelines. Picture: Alan Murray

“For your own safety and the safety of others we must follow the Scottish Government coronavirus regulations.

“No outdoor events are currently permitted under current guidance/restrictions, whilst we await confirmation of exactly which restrictions will apply in our area following the forthcoming introduction of the new tiered system.

“I can confirm that there will be no formal event, no service or singing and no formal laying of wreaths.

“People wishing to show their respect and admiration for the bravery and courage of our servicemen and women past and present can do so by laying wreaths independently and following social distancing guidelines and ensuring that no more than six people from two different households are meeting up and we would encourage the public to commemorate in their own homes.

“This is a major day in all communities as we gather together to remember those who gave their lives to ensure the freedom we have and give thanks to those who continue to protect our freedom.

“I am sure that despite no service, our community, in our own way, will take time to reflect on the sacrifices made and remember them.”

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