Communities mark centenary of the outbreak of the First World War

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4 Aug 2014 - 16:42

Communities across Argyll and Bute marked the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War on Monday 4th August 2014.

The Provost of Argyll and Bute, Councillor Len Scoullar, represented the council at a special service in Glasgow Cathedral to commemorate the centenary. Speaking after the service, Provost Scoullar said: “One hundred years ago, young servicemen were prepared to give their lives for their country. Today, it is vital that we remember them – without them, our lives would have been so different today.

“The service in Glasgow Cathedral was incredibly moving, filled with both sadness and pride in the bravery of the young men who gave their lives.  It has given me much to reflect on.

“Among those who were prepared to do their all for their nation were many young people from Argyll and Bute, and it is important that our communities are able to remember them too. I join with them today by reflecting on the events of one hundred years ago and on the sacrifice they made for our freedom today.”

Poppies distributed at the Glasgow Cathedral service will be placed by Provost Scoullar at war memorials on Bute, his home.