Provost lays WW1 centenary poppy at North Inch memorial

Provost Liz Grant today (Friday 8 August 2014) laid a special long-stemmed Poppy Appeal poppy on the First World War memorial on the North Inch in Perth.

Provost Liz Grant today (Friday 8 August 2014) laid a special long-stemmed Poppy Appeal poppy on the First World War memorial on the North Inch in Perth.

The special poppies were presented to the Provost and other guests at the Centenary of the First World War Service for the Commonwealth held at Glasgow Cathedral on Monday.

The service was attended by dignitaries from across the Commonwealth to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War.
The Prince of Wales, Prime Minister David Cameron and Scotland First Minister Alex Salmond were among those attending the event, led by the Reverend Laurence Whitley.

The service was the first of three events in the UK Government’s programme of centenary commemorations, with a further two to be held in London and Belgium.

Those arriving at the service were handed a commemorative edition of The Flanders Fields Post. Inside the cathedral a poppy was placed at each seat.

Provost Grant said: “The service at Glasgow Cathedral was a very special event and it was an honour to be able to attend and represent the people of Perth & Kinross.

“Everyone attending the service was encouraged to take home their poppy and place it somewhere appropriate. I can think of no better place than the memorial on the North Inch, which reminds us every day of the losses and the sacrifices that so many local families endured during the Great War.”

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