Sunday 11 November 2018
06:00 Battle’s O’er
Pipe Major Christopher Bone of 1st Troon BB Pipe Band will play the lament The Battle’s O’er at Troon Old Parish Church.
This event is part of Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute and marks the actual signing of the Armistice, which came into force at 11:00 on 11 November 1918. Thousands of individual pipers will play this haunting tune across the United Kingdom and in countries around the world to commence the day’s commemorations.
10:30 Parade of Uniformed Organisations
Led by 1st Troon BB Pipe Band, members of Royal British Legion Scotland and uniformed organisations will parade through Troon town centre to the War Memorial on South Beach Esplanade, to arrive in time for the Service of Remembrance. The salute will be taken by Deputy Lord Lieutenant Major David Dickson.
Veterans of the Army, Navy and Air Force are cordially invited to join the parade, which musters at Troon Primary School in Barassie Street at 10:15. Campaign medals and decorations are to be worn.
10:45 Service of Remembrance
Troon’s annual Act of Remembrance and wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial.
This year the service will be conducted by Rev David Prentice-Hyers, minister of Troon Old Parish Church.
We remember the fallen of two World Wars and conflicts around the world since, up to the present day.
In the event of unduly inclement weather, this event will take place in Troon Concert Hall.
11:15 (approx) Community Worship Service
Immediately after the Service of Remembrance at the War Memorial, there will be an ecumenical worship service for the community of Troon, hosted by Troon Old. The joint congregations of St Ninian’s Scottish Episcopal Church and Troon Old Parish Church will share worship, with participation by members of Royal British Legion Scotland and the uniformed organisations.
All attending the ceremony at the War Memorial are warmly welcomed to come in out of the cold and share in this special church service, followed by tea and coffee in the Church Hall.
Members of the congregation not attending the War Memorial should note that morning service will be delayed from its usual starting time of 10:30am.
16:00 The Great War Remembered
A final chance to see our multimedia installation marking the Centenary of Armistice.
Drop in to Troon Old between 4 pm and 8 pm to discover forgotten snippets of Troon’s WW1 history, put faces to names on our war memorial, and take time to reflect on the sacrifice of conflict. All told in images, video, sound and light (the presentation loops every 15 minutes).
Entry free, donations to the Scottish Poppy Appeal.
18:55 The Last Post
A bugler will play The Last Post at Troon Old Parish Church.
Also part of Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute, marking the Centenary of the end of the First World War and paying tribute to the millions killed or wounded in battle, and those on the home front who struggled amidst pain and loss to help ensure freedom survived.
19:05 Ringing Out for Peace
Concluding our part in Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute, the bell of Troon Old Parish Church will ring out to celebrate Peace.
The stirring sound of church and cathedral bells provides a fitting conclusion to a day of contemplation, commemoration and, ultimately, celebration as our country and other nations reflect on events a century ago on the battlefields of Europe and at home in our factories and farms.