Bellshill honours World War I victims

The Bellshill parade makes its way along John Street.
The Bellshill parade makes its way along John Street.

The people of Bellshill turned out despite the rain on Sunday to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the First World War.

A special parade, organised by Bellshill Community Council, took place in the town to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the conflict.

Accompanied by Uddingston Pipe Band and Bellshill Imperial Flute Band, the parade went from Bellshill Cadet Compound in Noble Road to the Cenotaph in Main Street where a wreath was laid and a service of remembrance was conducted by William Closs. There was also a service at Hattonlea Care Home.

Lord Lieutenant’s representative John Brown, local MSPs and councillors and members from the Cameronian regiment all took part, along with with members of other armed forces and other members of the public.

Mr McLeod said: “As secretary of Bellshill Community Council I am always proud to carry out duties where the thought of the day are centred on remembering that 100 years ago many men and women gave up their lives that we might live freely today.”