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Gigha school children remember all at sea
Children from Gigha Primary School worked together to make a wreath for their Remembrance Day commemoration, this year based on their learning about the role of the Navy in the wars, and lives lost at sea.
This year’s wreath was made out of driftwood and scallop shells, each painted with a picture of a poppy.
The children wanted to create something to especially remember the Second Word War sailors who died on the SS Aska when she was bombed and sank between the islands of Gigha and Cara 80 years ago.
The wreath was laid underneath a special window outside Gigha and Cara Parish Church and everyone observed a socially distanced two-minute silence at 11am on Wednesday, November 11.
Carradale youngster’s Remembrance tribute at home
An eight-year-old boy from Carradale was determined to remember the sacrifice of armed forces members who have fought and died in the line of duty despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Kyle Gosling decided to decorate a window at his home with poppies, cut-out silhouettes of soldiers and crosses, and the words ‘Lest we forget’ to commemorate Remembrance Sunday, and also observed a two-minute silence in his garden.
The youngster’s dad Scott said: ‘Kyle would normally attend the memorial service at Carradale war monument with the Carradale Beavers, Cubs and Scouts but, due to the Covid-19 restrictions this year, and with no services taking place, he didn’t want to miss this important day so decided to create his own tribute to all the brave soldiers who fought in the wars.’
Kyle added a plane to his window as a tribute to his great-great-uncle Donnie Galbraith from Campbeltown, who died on January 26 1945 when the Lancaster bomber he was in was shot down.