Published 20 October 2020

Remembrance Sunday will be commemorated in a different way in West Dunbartonshire this year because of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

In line with national advice, there will be no official services taking place in West Dunbartonshire on Sunday, 8 November 2020, and people are being advised not to gather at war memorials.

Instead residents and veterans are being encouraged to pay their respects at home by observing the national 2-minute silence.

On the day, on behalf of all residents, Provost William Hendrie will lay a wreath at the war memorial at Clydebank Town Hall, Depute Provost Karen Conaghan will lay a wreath at Levengrove Park in Dumbarton and Council Leader Jonathan McColl will lay a wreath in Christie Park, Alexandria.

Provost Hendrie said: “2020 marks the 75th anniversary  of the end of the Second World War and it’s so important that despite the situation we find ourselves in, we continue to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. I know people in our community will be disappointed but the safety of all of our residents is paramount and I would ask everyone to instead take the time out of their day on November 8 to remember the fallen in their own personal way at home or by joining the national two minute silence at 11am.”