Ahead of this year’s Remembrance services, Martin Whitfield MSP has called for residents in South Scotland to honour and remember the sacrifice of our UK Armed Forces on Armistice Day [11 November] and Remembrance Sunday [12 November].

On 11 and 12 November, communities nationwide will mark Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday together, paying tribute to those who fought and died in the First World War and all conflicts since.

Today, our UK and Commonwealth servicemen and servicewomen continue to play a vital role in protecting British interests and values, training Ukrainian forces and upholding security and stability worldwide.

PoppyScotland and The Royal British Legion (RBL) Scotland are working with and in local communities to raise much-needed funds to support our Armed Forces communities.

Mr Whitfield fully backs the charities efforts to mark remembrance and to support the teaching of remembrance in schools across the country, ensuring its importance is passed on to the next generation.

Martin Whitfield MSP said:

“Servicemen and servicewomen, veterans and their families from South Scotland and across the country sacrifice so much for our security and safety.

“From the First World War to aiding Ukraine in its fight against Russia’s illegal invasion, UK and Commonwealth service personnel in our Armed Forces have always and will always protect us at home and abroad.

“We must recognise their ongoing efforts and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. I encourage people across South Scotland to support the Scottish poppy appeal and pay tribute to those who serve.”