2018 Remembrance Sunday services in Staffin

SERVICES at Staffin’s two war memorials will take place this weekend to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, 100 years after the First World War ended.

Two services will be held in the district. The first one starts at the Culnacnoc War Memorial at 2.30pm where wreaths will be laid and a two-minute silence observed. The second service will take place at 3pm at the Staffin War Memorial. Everybody is welcome.

Remembrance Sunday Services Poster

The memorials remember those lost their lives in the two world wars and the Boer War.

Earlier this year pupils, teachers and parents at Bun Sgoil Stafainn carried out significant improvements to the Staffin War Memorial after winning a national grant in a competition run by Poppy Scotland. It includes a bog garden specifically to illustrate the tough ground conditions soldiers faced in the First World War.

The Staffin memorial is the only one in Skye and Lochalsh commemorating a soldier who died during the Boer War. It also carries a plaque commemorating the loss of the nine-man US air crew who perished at Beinn Edra more than 70 years ago during the Second World War. The Culnacnoc War Memorial was erected in front of the old Valtos School in memory of the seven former pupils who died in the First World War.