Borderers set to pay their respects to fallen heroes
This Sunday, Borderers will pay tribute to those who have lost their lives in wars over the last 100 years by taking part in parades and services organised by the Royal British Legion Scotland and churches.
Members of the armed forces, veterans, reserves and various cadet groups will wear their uniforms with pride, alongside youth organisations such as the scouts, Boys’ Brigade, brownies and girl guides.
Community leaders, pipe and silver bands and other members of the public will also gather to pay their respects.
In Selkirk, the parade will start at 10.10am, from O’Malleys sports bar and will take in a service at the town’s parish church in High Street. After the service, at about 11.15am, the parade will march to the war memorial in Ettrick Terrace to lay wreaths, before marching to the Co-op in High Street at around noon.
Earlston’s parade, organised by the parish church, starts at 10.30am and marches from Church Street to the Square.
The Hawick event, organised by the town’s ex-servicemen’s club, also starts at 10.3oam and takes in Common Haugh, Hawick Museum, Victoria Road, Albert Bridge, Sandbed, High Street and O’Connell Street.
In Jedburgh, the parade starts at 10.35am at the legion building at 57 High Street, and marchers will take in Market Place, Abbey Place, Abbey Bridge End, the War Memorial, Oxnam Road and the parish church, returning by the same route.
Peebles’ parade starts at its parish Church at 10.15am, before taking going along High Street to the war memorial. The silver band will continue on to the band hall .
St Boswells holds a memorial day service at the church at 10.50am, and members of the public make their own way to the war memorial at the end of the service.
At Walkerburn, a parade organised by the community council begins at the public hall and marches to the war memorial at 10.35am.
Denholm’s parade, organised by Ruberslaw Church, starts at 11.30am in Main Street.
Lauderdale and Galawater Ex-Service Association hosts the Lauder parade at 10.30am from the Avenue.
The Melrose parade, hosted by the legion’s Melrose branch, starts at 10.25am at the old town hall and marches along Abbey Street, Market Square and High Street to the war memorial.
In Kelso, the parade, commanded by Alasdair Hutton, assembles in the Square at 10.30am, making its way to the war memorial, where a service, by Kelso Churches Together, will be held, including the traditional two-minute silence at 11am.
The Galashiels parade will begin at 12.20pm at the legion building in Park Street. Participants will march along Channel Street and Market Street to the war memorial for a service, before going back to the legion building.
Other towns and villages have services planned too. Check locally for details.