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Nicola Sturgeon laid a wreath on the stone of memory before reading at Saint-Gilles Cathedral

The prime minister led remembrance Sunday events in Scotland.

Nicola Sturgeon laid a stone-gemstone wreath at Edinburgh City Chambers with Lord Provost Frank Ross, before serving at St. Giles Cathedral.

She gave a reading to commemorate those who lost their lives in an armed conflict.

His assistant, John Swinney, participated in an event at George Square in Glasgow.

The SNP was represented by Ian Blackford at the Whitehall Cenotaph in London, while Veterans Affairs Minister Graeme Dey participated in a service aboard HMS Unicorn in Dundee.

A two-minute silence was observed throughout the country at 11:00.

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Scottish Parliament Speaker Ken Macintosh and Advocate General Lord Keen have joined veterans, members of the armed forces and emergency services, as well as representatives of various denominations in the service of the United States. St Giles.

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Children Holding Giant Poppies Join Veteran During Remembrance Day Service at Edinburgh Stone of Remembrance

In her speech, Ms. Sturgeon said of people who lost their lives in the service of their country: "Their sacrifice is responsible for the freedoms and way of life that we take for granted today.

"This is an opportunity to give gratitude, show our respect and send the message that this sacrifice will never be forgotten.

"I have the privilege today to lay a wreath on behalf of the Scottish people and I do so with the utmost gratitude and respect, not only for the sacrifices of the past, but for the courage and the sacrifices of our armed forces today. "


Commemorative events were also held at George Square in Glasgow.

Richard Leonard, leader of the Scottish Labor Party, said: "Every Sunday, on Remembrance Sunday, we do not reflect on the glory of war, but on the enormous sacrifice we have made for us to remain free.

"Many Scottish families lost loved ones during the First World War and World War II.

"We all have the responsibility to remember the sacrifices they have made and to hold the families they have left in our thoughts.

"Resolve once again to think about how we can build and maintain peace in the future, without ever forgetting the sacrifices of the past."


Service at the War Memorial at Dunblane

More than 90 crowns were deposited during the service organized by Legion Scotland and led by Reverend Calum MacLeod of St. Giles Cathedral, who read Binyon's Lines in front of hundreds of members of the public gathered on the Royal Mile for pay their respect.

Sergeant Whitson Johnson of the 95-year-old RAF, who fought in Burma during the Second World War, was present from Portobello.

He said: "We must remember, young people need to know what happened in the past and realize that what they are doing today has been fought.

"They especially appreciate it and it's nice to see young people learning what happened."

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Nicola Sturgeon lays a wreath at the event in Edinburgh

Dr. Claire Armstrong, Executive Director of Legion Scotland, said people are more willing than ever to participate in commemorative events.

She said: "Last year, we had discussed how memory would be formed once the armistice ended for the First World War.

"We are in the shadows now, but the interest in remembrance has not weakened, it is a stepping stone to involve more people and interest them.

"The number of people we have here today – almost 100 crowns have been deposited, the highest number we have had in recent years – testifies to that."