Lest we forget

Picture Alan Watson. Bellshill Remembrance parade and service
Picture Alan Watson. Bellshill Remembrance parade and service

People throughout the Motherwell and Bellshill areas paid moving tributes on Sunday to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country.

Politicians, war veterans, uniformed organisations, community groups and ordinary members of the public took part in traditional Remembrance Day activities as wreaths were laid and silences observed in memory of those who died in conflict.

This year’s services had especially poignant significance as 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

In Bellshill, the town’s traditional parade was held, followed by a ceremony at the Cenotaph conducted by William Closs.

In Motherwell, it was a similar story with the parade and ceremony taking place at the Duchess of Hamilton Park.

Uddingston also held its traditional tribute with representatives from all churches gathering to pay their respects at the Cenotaph.

And churches all over the area also held their own remembrance services as the fallen were honoured.