Carnoustie Remembrance preview

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE: Carnoustie is preparing for the Remembrance Day service this weekend.

In Carnoustie a service will be given by the Rev. Matthew Bickett at the War Memorial from 12.30 p.m., but if it rains the service will relocate to Carnoustie Church.

Kirsty MacDonald, poppy convener for the Carnoustie branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland, said: “We expect several hundred people to be there.

“We are very well supported by youth groups in the town, and Carnoustie High School band will be there along with the Pipe Band from the Arbroath British Legion.

“We have some very young standard bearers this year, and they have had practices with our own standard bearers.

“There will also be a mass of wreaths, more than 30 this year.”

From 10 a.m. the High Street will be closed to accommodate the parade safely, Kirsty added: “There will be a total road closure. We have around 250 kids on parade and the number seems to grow every year. When they line-up they stretch from Ferrier Street to the Spar.”

She added: “The War memorial has just been cleaned and re-lettered. This was paid for out of the War Memorial fund. This is a town fund held in trust by Angus Council, but the work was organised by members of the Royal British Legion.”