Garden of Remembrance opened in Inverness
A Garden of Remembrance poppy field was opened this week (Thursday 2 November 2017) by Provost of Inverness and Area Cllr Helen Carmichael at Cavell Gardens War Memorial in Inverness.
Provost Carmichael welcomed guests from Inverness branch of the Royal British Legion (Scotland), Poppyscotland and families of former service people as she planted a wooden poppy cross in the Garden of Remembrance to officially open the Poppy Field.
She said: “It is a great honour to be invited to open this poppy field. We come here to unite and ensure that no-one is forgotten to honour all who have suffered or died in war.”
Rev Alastair Murray BD RBLS Padre joined those congregating at the poppy field opening in prayer.
This is the first time in Inverness the Garden and Field of Remembrance have been combined. The Field of Remembrance was introduced in 2011 by Poppyscotland as part of a fundraising appeal to homes across Scotland and has been repeated this year. Crosses with heartfelt messages of support are planted for Remembrance Sunday on 12th November. The initiative raises money to support veterans and their families.
For further information on the appeal visit: http://www.poppyscotland.org.uk/
Further details of Remembrance events across Highland region are on the council’s website at this link Highland Remembers.
Garden of Remembrance