St Andrews remembers its fallen

Madras College pupils laying a wreath at St Andrews War Memorial.
Madras College pupils laying a wreath at St Andrews War Memorial.

Remembrance Sunday was marked in St Andrews as people gathered to pay their respects to the dead of the two World Wars and other conflicts.

Following a special service at Holy Trinity Church in the morning, a small crowd made their way to the town’s war memorial in North Street for a wreath-laying ceremony conducted by the Rev Rory McLeod.

As well as honouring those who lost their lives in the two World Wars, the ceremony also honoured the memory and sacrifice of those killed in recent conflicts such as Afghanistan and Iraq.

North East Fife MP, Sir Menzies Campbell, laid a wreath and said afterwards the day had been an opportunity for different generations to come together.

He added: “No matter how many times you take part in Remembrance Sunday, it is always a poignant and even emotional occasion.

‘‘Young and old join together in a solemn observance of the sacrifices made by so many. ”

Provost of Fife, Councillor Frances Melville, was among those who assembled at the memorial where she laid a wreath on behalf of the local authority.

Wreaths were also laid on behalf of St Andrews University; RAF Leuchars; Royal and Ancient Golf Club; St Andrews branch of the Royal British Legion; Fife Constabulary; St Andrews Community Council; Madras College and St Leonards School; the Polish Ex-Servicemen; the Army Cadet Force; the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry Association; the Scottish Parliament and the Parish Church of the Holy Trinity Church.