FORRES people are being invited to take part in a special event which is being held to allow the town’s residents to make their own tribute for Armed Forces Day.
The event falls on Saturday, June 30, although Moray’s official event was celebrated in Buckie at the weekend.
However, members of the Forres branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland are organising their own event at 6pm on Armed Forces Day, which will be celebrated up and down the country.
“This is an opportunity to do two things,” said a spokesman.
He said, firstly, the event will raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.
Secondly, it will give people an opportunity to show support for those men and women who make up the Armed Forces, from currently serving troops and service families to veterans and cadets.
There will be a short service at the Forres War Memorial at 6pm, followed by a Beating the Retreat from Forres Pipe Band, who will march down the High Street and onto Tolbooth Street, starting at approximately 6.30pm. There will be a gathering at the British Legion Club Rooms with free food and entertainment afterwards.
Grampian Police at Forres said that the road will be closed from around 6.30pm, from the St Catherine’s Roundabout to Tolbooth Street during the march, creating as little impact on the High Street as possible.
Members of the Forres community council were told of the plans at their meeting last week and urged people to attend.