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Country to fall silent at 11am to mark Armistice day

Special events are being held across Scotland to mark the end of World War One.

Ceremony: An event will take place at Glasgow Central.
Ceremony: An event will take place at Glasgow Central. STV

A two minute silence will be held today at 11am to mark Armistice day.

Events are being held across the country to mark the 99th anniversary of the end of World War One.

Monuments across Scotland will be lit red to mark the day.

Special ceremonies will be held at Glasgow Central and the Edinburgh Garden of Remembrance - which will be attended by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh.

On Saturday evening, there will be a 5k fun run around the Kelpies, who will be lit red, to fund raise for the Armed Forces.

Edinburgh Castle and the SEE Hydro will also take on a red glow this weekend.

Big Ben - despite being silent since August, due to repairs - will chime to mark the start of the two minutes.

On Remembrance Sunday, Prince Charles will take the place of his mother and lay the traditional wreath at the Cenotaph.

It is the first time the Prince of Wales will take on the role since the Queen announced she would be reducing some of her royal duties.

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