Remembering the outbreak of the Great War

The centenary of the outbreak of World War One will be marked at events tomorrow (Sunday) and on Monday.world war 1

To remember and reflect on the momentous days of August 4 1914, the public is being invited to short ecumenical commemorative events on the Rosneath Peninsula on Sunday.

These are being held at Garelochhead Parish Church (2.30pm), St Modan’s Church in Rosneath (3pm) and then at 3:45pm at Cove War Memorial.

In Helensburgh, the Royal British Legion (Scotland) will be holding a service in on Monday, August 4, at 11am in Hermitage Park, led by Rev David Clark.

And on the same day at Glasgow’s Cathedral a special service to commemorate the start of World War One will be attended by the Prince of Wales, Heads of State and representatives of the Commonwealth countries followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the cenotaph outside Glasgow City Chambers.

The cathedral service, organised by RBL Scotland, will last from 10am until 10.50 and will be led by Rev Dr Laurence Whitley, Minister of Glasgow Cathedral.

Around 1,400 people will attend the service.