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Remembrance Sunday activities in Moray to be reduced due to coronavirus pandemic


By Jonathan Clark

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REMEMBRANCE Sunday activities will be reduced in Moray this year due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

There will be no parades and fewer church services, although wreath-laying at memorials across the area will go ahead almost as normal.

Maureen Jarvis lays a wreath on behalf of the War Widdows Association at the Elgin Memorial...2018 Elgin Remembrance Sunday parade and wreath laying. ..Picture: Daniel Forsyth. Image No.042559.
Maureen Jarvis lays a wreath on behalf of the War Widdows Association at the Elgin Memorial...2018 Elgin Remembrance Sunday parade and wreath laying. ..Picture: Daniel Forsyth. Image No.042559.

Those taking part in these ceremonies and those attending should observe social distancing guidelines. Poppies will be readily available at manned stands.

Lord-Lieutenant of Moray Major General Seymour Monro said that Poppy Scotland needs more support at this time than ever, and praised the area's armed forces.

“It is so important that we remember those who sacrificed so much despite the constraints of coronavirus”, he said.

“It is also very important that we donate generously to Poppy Scotland and to other veterans’ charities. It has been a testing time for them and there will be difficult months ahead for many veterans.

“I would also like to praise today’s armed forces who have done so much to help the country through the pandemic, while carrying out their primary task of defending us.

"I will be visiting 39 Engineer Regiment at Kinloss and RAF Lossiemouth shortly to say thank you for their wonderful efforts on behalf of the people of Moray."

There will be no ceremony in Keith or Fogwatt but all other villages and towns have some form of arrangement.

Full details of wreath-laying locations and times are on the Moray Council website at http://www.moray.gov.uk/downloads/file134478.doc .



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