A special non-religious Service of Remembrance in honour of those who lost their lives serving their country is being held at Clyde Coast and Garnock Valley Crematorium on Saturday, November 9.

The team at the crematorium recognise that not everyone holds traditional religious beliefs, and that there are many people who have been touched by conflict and wish to acknowledge and respect the sacrifices people have made in conflicts past and present.

The service is open to all, regardless of faith and beliefs and backgrounds, and is being led by Jennifer Buchan, Humanist Chaplin from the University of Strathclyde.

There will be flag bearers from local organisations, representatives from the Emergency Services, a piper, stories, visual images, music and a moment of silence for those that have fallen, and for those effected by conflict.

Poppy wreathes will be laid at the glass walled window in the Ceremony Hall and small poppy wooden crosses may be placed in the Sleeping Warrior Garden of Remembrance, to remember loved ones.

Philip Ewing, Manager of the Clyde Coast and Garnock Valley Crematorium said: “We hope that our inclusive Service of Remembrance will help everyone, no matter what their belief, to come together to commemorate and remember their family, friends and comrades in a beautiful, inspiring and fitting location.”

The service begins at 11am. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available afterwards.