Special film marks Remembrance Sunday

A film that honours the millions who have died during times of war will provide the focus for this year’s Remembrance Sunday tributes.

Covid-19 restrictions have forced the cancellation of the annual ceremony of remembrance which usually takes place at Old College, home to the University’s main war memorial.

The 20 minute film features songs, readings, a piper’s lament and the laying of wreaths.

We invite you to watch the video with us, at 10.45am on Sunday 8 November.

Online tribute

The film contains contributions from the city’s four universities – Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh Napier, Queen Margaret and the University of Edinburgh.

Readings are given by the Chaplains to the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University. There are also contributions from Royal Navy and Army cadets.

During the Last Post, a poignant pictorial tribute is paid to those who served on land, at sea, and in the air.

The film also includes a piper playing the traditional lament Flowers of the Forest, which was written to commemorate the Battle of Flodden in 1513.  

Significant year

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) and Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day).

This year also marks 80 years since the Battle of Britain, when Hitler’s plans for a seaborne invasion of the UK were thwarted by defeat in the skies.

Related links

Scotland’s War

Untold stories from the First World War

Poppy Scotland