Armistice Day silence gathering moved due to high winds

The annual gathering in Edinburgh has been cancelled after Edinburgh city council advised it was unsafe to go ahead.

A two-minute silence to mark Armistice Day in Edinburgh was moved due to high winds.

Edinburgh city council advised Poppy Scotland that it was “unsafe” for the traditional two-minute silence, held every year at 11am on November 11, to go ahead at its original location of Princes Street Gardens.

The gathering was moved to Poppy Scotland HQ.

The annual silence, to mark the end of World War One in 1918, was held around the country.

Further Remembrance events are due to take place on Sunday, including the laying of wreaths at the Stone of Remembrance outside Edinburgh’s City Chambers.

Lord Provost Robert Aldridge said: “Due to the ongoing weather conditions and high winds, Princes Street Gardens has been closed.

“Unfortunately, this meant for safety reasons the Armistice Day Service of Remembrance had to be relocated to the Poppy Scotland HQ.

“The full remembrance service was held including the laying of a wreath on behalf of the citizens of Edinburgh.

“We apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment caused but the safety of everyone attending was our priority.”

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