Legion Scotland and its member community are custodians of Remembrance in Scotland and are involved in events around the country all year round.

While Head Office oversees and works closely with Poppyscotland on national events, our branches make sure that services, parades and more take place in local communities, so that the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women can be commemorated by all.

Please get in touch with your branch to find out what is planned in your local area and how you can get involved.

Remembrance events 2021

 National Remembrance events

Please note: Plans for many of these events have been adapted due to ongoing Covid restrictions and precautions. Legion Scotland will continue to monitor the situation as these events approach.


Garden of Remembrance Edinburgh

25 October

Dedication of the Edinburgh Garden of Remembrance, by the Scott Monument in the heart of the city. Both the Field and Garden of Remembrance will be open from Monday 25 October for the public to visit and pay their respects over the Remembrance period.


Garden of Remembrance Glasgow

26 October

Dedication of the Glasgow Garden of Remembrance in George Square. The Garden of Remembrance will be open from Tuesday 26 October for the public to visit and pay their respects over the Remembrance period.


Armistice Day service

11 November

Legion Scotland hosts a short service of Remembrance to mark Armistice Day in Princess Street Gardens. The 2020 Armistice Day service was cancelled due to Covid restrictions, so we look forward to being able to once again invite everyone to gather and pay their respects at the Garden and Field of Remembrance.


Festival of Remembrance

13 November

Hosted by the Royal British Legion at the Royal Albert Hall in London, this event and the Cenotaph March Past on Remembrance Sunday have a limited number of tickets available for Legion Scotland members to attend. These have been allocated by a process of nomination and ballot.


Remembrance Sunday – National Event 2021

14 November

Remembrance Sunday will be marked this year at the Stone of Remembrance at the City Chambers in Edinburgh. Wreaths will be laid by the Lord Provost, representatives from the Scottish Government, UK Government and the wider Armed Forces and veterans community to remember our fallen at 1100 hours.


If you have queries on any of the events in Scotland, please contact Brian Ward on 0131 550 1562 or email b.ward@legionscotland.org.uk


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