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Perth Provost lays WW1 centenary poppy at North Inch memorial

Posted onAugust 8, 2014

Perth Provost lays WW1 centenary poppy at North Inch memorial

Perth Provost lays WW1 centenary poppy at North Inch memorial

Perth Provost Liz Grant today  laid a special long-stemmed Poppy Appeal poppy on the First World War memorial on the North Inch in Perth.

The special poppies were presented to the Provost and other guests at the Centenary of the First World War Service for the Commonwealth held at Glasgow Cathedral on Monday.

The service was attended by dignitaries from across the Commonwealth to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War.
The Prince of Wales, Prime Minister David Cameron and Scotland First Minister Alex Salmond were among those attending the event, led by the Reverend Laurence Whitley.

The service was the first of three events in the UK Government’s programme of centenary commemorations, with a further two to be held in London and Belgium.

Those arriving at the service were handed a commemorative edition of The Flanders Fields Post. Inside the cathedral a poppy was placed at each seat.

Provost Grant said: “The service at Glasgow Cathedral was a very special event and it was an honour to be able to attend and represent the people of Perth & Kinross.

“Everyone attending the service was encouraged to take home their poppy and place it somewhere appropriate. I can think of no better place than the memorial on the North Inch, which reminds us every day of the losses and the sacrifices that so many local families endured during the Great War.”

More details of the memorial can be found here   http://51hd.co.uk/memorials/north_inch_memorial

Europeans attempt to change Irn Bru

Posted onSeptember 11, 2011

Europeans attempt to change Irn Bru

Europeans attempt to change Irn Bru

The secret recipe of Scotlands other national drink will not be changed after European politicians voted to scale back plans to restrict the use of a crucial colouring. Iru Bru lovers including First Minister Alex Salmond feared for the future of the iconic recipe as a European Health Committee met this week to decide the minimum permitted level of sunset yellow the colouring behind its distinctive rusty hue. The ruling would have forced Iru Bru manufacturer AG Barr to half the amount of sunset yellow in the drink.

MSPs to tackle sectarianism at football matches

Posted onSeptember 6, 2011

MSPs to tackle sectarianism at football matches

MSPs to tackle sectarianism at football matchesMSPs will hear evidence from football fans, pundits and academics on legislation to tackle hate crime at football matches. Fans of Dundee United, Aberdeen, Hibs and Hearts football clubs will also be represented. In addition academics from the University of Abertay in Dundee and Queens University in Belfast will speak at the meeting. The SNP originally wanted to pass a bill tackling sectarianism before parliament went into recess ahead of the football season kicking off. However opposition parties raised concerns over the speed of change and First Minister Alex Salmond agreed it would not be rushed through as emergency legislation.

First Minister Alex Salmond expresses his frustration

Posted onAugust 11, 2011

First Minister Alex Salmond expresses his frustration

First Minister Alex Salmond expresses his frustration

First Minister Alex Salmond yesterday expressed his frustration that the London and England riots were being reported in the media as UK riots. The First Minister wanted to make it clear what we are seeing are riots in London and English cities.


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