Kennoway Remembrance parade saved

The Kennoway event has been saved
The Kennoway event has been saved

Locals have helped to save a local remembrance parade after news broke of its cancellation at the weekend.

On Friday, Fife Today published a story to say the Remembrance Parade in Kennoway had had to be cancelled because of a lack of support.

The local branch of the British Legion has organised the parade every year since it was formed in 1949, but due to a decline in membership, they did not have the support to keep it going this year.

Hugh Nisbet, secretary of the group, confirmed the cancellation on Thursday, and said: “I have been trying to get the parade organised for a while, and have been trying to get pipers and drummers to come and play on the day, but we could not get anything confirmed until next week, which was just too late.”

He added: “I have been basically trying to do this on my own,” he said, “and it’s just too much for one man to do.”

However, after the story was published online on Friday evening, members of the East Fife Mail Facebook page were quick to call for action to reinstate the parade, and the offers of help soon started to flood in.

Speaking today (Monday), Mr Nisbet said: “The response has been fantastic; after the article was put on Facebook, the offers to help with the parade started to come in. We’ve had people offer to be standard bearers, we’ve got a piper, a drummer. It’s just fantastic.”

The parade will now go ahead as usual on Sunday, November 8, starting at the shopping centre at 10.50am.