Inverness marks Armistice Day
People in Inverness marked Armistice Day today (11 November 2014) at a short ceremony at 11am outside The Highland Council’s Town House to remember those killed in service of their country.
Members and staff of The Highland Council, and representatives from the Royal British Legion Scotland, Inverness Branch and 3SCOTS were in attendance along with representatives from Inverness secondary schools. Members of the public also took part in marking the two minute silence.
Staff in Highland Council offices across the Highlands also observed a two minutes silence at 11am.
Many Remembrance services and parades were held across the Highlands on Sunday 9 November and a further event has yet to take place on Polish Remembrance Day on Sunday 16 November at 2pm at the Invergordon Polish War Memorial (Councillors Maxine Smith and Martin Rattray will be in attendance).
On Saturday 8 November, Provost of Inverness Councillor Alex Graham hosted the presentation of Russia’s Ushakov Medal to the Scottish veterans of World War II Arctic Convoys at Inverness Town House. The ceremony was one of four major Ushakov Medal presentation ceremonies held across Scotland by the Consulate General of Russia in Edinburgh before Remembrance Sunday.