As Loanhead’s contribution to mark this year’s Poppy Appeal, a garden of Remembrance and poppy display will be created once again in the grounds of Loanhead Parish Church on The Loan.
The display contains almost 2000 hand knitted and crocheted poppies, the work of many local residents and others with Loanhead connections from as far afield as the south of England and Northern Ireland.
At night the display and church building will be floodlit in red as part of Poppy Scotland’s “Light up Red” campaign.
The Garden of Remembrance featuring over 150 small wooden poppy crosses bearing the names of those from Loanhead who made the supreme sacrifice in the first and second world wars will be open 10.30am-2.00pm Friday 10th and Saturday 11th November for those who may wish to visit and contribute to the poppy appeal. During these times there will be the opportunity to donate to this year’s poppy appeal and to purchase poppy crosses to add to the garden if desired. Poppy Scotland merchandise will also be available.
A two minute silence will take place at 11.00 am on Saturday 11th November followed by a short act of remembrance. All are welcome.
Loanhead Parish Church wishes to thank everyone who has contributed the poppy display and Joe Gilhooley for use of his photographic images.