Midlothian to fall silent for Remembrance

Monday November 7th 2022


Rosslyn Chapel is being lit in red this week to recognise Remembrance.

Written by Midlothian View Editor, Phil Bowen

Midlothian will fall silent this week as local communities observe 2-minute silences for Remembrance.

A service will be held at Crichton Collegiate Church on Friday 11 November at 10.45am when wreaths will be laid by The Lord-Lieutenant of Midlothian, The Provost of Midlothian, The Trustees of Crichton Collegiate Church and the Scottish Government. Services will also be held on Remembrance Sunday and wreaths will be laid at War Memorials by The Lord-Lieutenant and his Deputies at Bonnyrigg, Borthwick, Cranston, Gorebridge, Dalkeith, Newtongrange, Rosewell, Roslin, Penicuik and Polton. Local parades are being organised by the Royal British Legion Scotland.

Lt Col Richard Callander, His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Midlothian, said: ‘Daily, we are reminded in the media, that war and conflict are not confined to history but sadly still part of everyday life for millions of people. As we approach this time of Remembrance, it is important that we do not forget all those who fought in both World Wars and subsequent conflicts and made the ultimate sacrifice. I would urge everyone to wear a poppy with pride and pause this week, for the 2-minute silence, to reflect and say a simple ‘thank you’ to those who have died in the pursuit of our freedom.’

A number of local buildings, including Rosslyn Chapel, pictured above, are being lit in red this week to recognise Remembrance.

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