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Edinburgh Garden of Remembrance opened by lord provost

The annual event was also attended by members of the armed forces and veterans.

The Edinburgh Garden of Remembrance to remember those fallen in conflict has been officially opened.

Lord provost Frank Ross led a special group of wreath-layers at the opening ceremony at the Scott Monument in East Princes Street Gardens on Monday.

Members of the armed forces community including veterans attended the event, which is organised by the Royal British Legion Scotland each year.

More than 30 wreaths were laid at the service, which was well attended by members of the public.

Representatives from organisations such as the Scottish Government, the Royal Scots, the Scots Guards and Police Scotland also took part.

Frank Ross lays wreath.
Frank Ross lays wreath. Legion Scotland

Preston Lodge High School pupil Erin Ritchie was the piper at the event.

The 17-year-old sixth-year pupil from Port Seton, East Lothian, started piping at the age of nine and has played at several events including the 35th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict and the tenth anniversary of the end of operations in Northern Ireland.

She said: "It is an honour for me to play at such a poignant event as we remember those who gave their all so that we could grow up with the freedoms we so often take for granted."

Royal British Legion Scotland national chairman Charlie Brown said: "This was a wonderful occasion which was very well attended by representatives from all three services.

"It was heart-warming to see so many people connected to the armed forces community in Scotland as well as a fantastic turnout from the public as well."

Following the opening of the Garden of Remembrance, guests and members of the public alike then moved into Poppyscotland's Field of Remembrance.

A sea of memorials has been created from thousands of remembrance symbols that have been returned to the charity from supporters across the globe.

Remembrance: A sea of memorials has been created.
Remembrance: A sea of memorials has been created. Legion Scotland

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