Sunday 8 November 2020
Please join us here for Troon’s online Remembrance Day Service (the video goes live at 11:15am on Sunday).
Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will be no gatherings at war memorials.
09:15 & 10:30 Short Reflective Services
We will be holding two short Reflections, at the usual times. These in-person services are limited by law to a maximum 50 people each, and numbers attending will be strictly controlled. The Reflections will parallel the Remembrance Day Service going live at 11:15, so anyone who is unfortunately denied entry will still have the opportunity of tuning in to the online service.
11:00 Town-wide Silence
All the people of Troon are requested to observe a two minute silence at 11am, standing at your doors/gates/driveways.
11:15 Online Remembrance Day Service
This year, due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no parade or ceremony at Troon Cenotaph, or at Loans War Memorial. Instead, there will be an online Remembrance Day Service, which was pre-recorded on 1st November in Troon Old Parish Church. It includes all the usual elements of remembrance, and replicates the traditional Remembrance Day Service as closely as we can under Covid-secure conditions.
The Service goes live here, on YouTube and on Facebook, at 11:15.
Wreaths presented during the online service will be transferred to the Cenotaph on Sunday 8th, by RBL members. These will join other wreaths laid there by Deputy Lord Lieutenant David Dickson and MP Philippa Whitford, on behalf of the Crown and the People.
Garden of Remembrance
There will be no Garden of Remembrance in Troon this year, and those wishing to plant a Poppy Cross or other tribute are directed to Poppyscotland’s Virtual Field of Remembrance at https://www.poppyscotland.org.uk/get-involved/poppy-appeal/virtual-field-of-remembrance.
Scottish Poppy Appeal
Trays of poppies and Poppy Appeal collecting cans have been distributed to locations around the town, and there is a staffed Poppy Appeal donation point inside Morrisons supermarket.
However, appeal organisers are concerned that there will be a huge drop in donations this year – there will be no on-street collections and many people are just not going out to shops at the moment – so if you can, you are encouraged to donate online, at https://www.poppyscotland.org.uk/get-involved/poppy-appeal/donate-download-and-display.