This year’s Remembrance Sunday Service in Fearnan was very different from previous years, as was the case through out the country. With restrictions on the number of people allowed to congregate and organised gatherings not permitted, the Tay Lyon Churches pre-recorded an act of remembrance which featured each of the memorials in the parish and was available on YouTube.
Those who gathered at the Fearnan Memorial did so in a personal capacity and wreaths were laid just after the two minute silence. Lisle Pattison laid the church wreath, Alistair Grier laid the PKC wreath, and Linda Milne laid the wreath from the Russian Consulate to remember the airmen who died at Fearnan in the WW2 crash.
Next year will be the 100th anniversary of the first use of poppies as a symbol of remembrance, and Cath is already planning a spectacular display using the hundreds of poppies knitted for the 2018 anniversary.
There was another spectacular display further down the loch this year, with the Crannog lit up in red against the night sky on Remembrance weekend and also on the 11th November itself.
Jenny would like to thank all those who responded to her recent appeal for old tights to use as supports for the trees in the recently planted wood at Clach an Tuirc.
She would particularly like to thank those who left bags of tights hanging on door handles or in the front porch anonymously – thank you, whoever you are!
Jenny even had a phone call from someone in another part of Scotland asking if she could post some to her!
They have all been used, but Jenny has 1,340 trees to tend to, and each tree needs one pair so she needs heaps more! All donations, anonymous or not, will be much appreciated.
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