THE nation will pause this weekend as we remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for us.

Remembrance services will be taking place across North Ayrshire for residents wishing to pay their respects to those who lost their lives serving their country.

Below are details of the numerous services being held in North Ayrshire:

The Three Towns

Services of Remembrance will be at each of the Three Towns' war memorials at 11am, Saturday November 11.

Then on Sunday, November 12 a parade will form on Bradshaw Street in Saltcoats at 10.30am for a service at 11am at the town's war memorial.

Those who cannot march can join the Three Towns branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland at the memorial. Those in groups need to nominate a marshal to ensure the group stays safe, there will be a hi-vis vest and a safety briefing available before parade starts.

Following this, at 12.30pm, a parade will form at the bottom of Glasgow Street in Ardrossan.

Moving into Stevenston, a service will be held at the town's war memorial at the corner of New Street and Moorpark Road West at 1.30pm.


On Sunday, November 12, a parade will form on the town's Main Street at 10.20am before moving off ten minutes later.

A service will then be held at the Cenotaph at Kilwinning Cemetery at approximately 10.45am before the parade returns to Main Street at 11.15am. 

All are welcome to join.


A small Armistice Day service is to be held at the memorial garden in Burns Street from 10.55-11.15am on Saturday, November 11.

A remembrance Sunday parade will be held in Irvine town centre on Sunday, November 12. Wreaths will be laid here between 10.55-11.20am.

There will also be a laying of wreaths at war memorial in Dreghorn at approximately 2pm on Sunday, November 12.

The Garnock Valley

A service of remembrance will be held at the Beith Auld Kirk at 11am on Saturday, November 11, organised but the Beith Cultural and Heritage Society.

On Sunday, November 12 at 11am, a parade will leave Beith Parish Church following the morning service. There will be a parade from the church to War Memorial on Kings Road for a short service there.

Many people may choose to gather at the war memorial, and the service will begin at around 12pm.

In Dalry, a parade will form up in the car park at the rear of St Margaret's Church, from 10.30am, on Sunday, November 12. The parade marshal will be Sergeant Craig Magee, Army cadet corps.

The parade, which will depart at 10.40am will turn left onto Main Street, and right onto Roche Way, at the Black Bull, then go up to Braehead, before turning into the Public Park

The Rev Martin Thomson, will conduct a short Armistice Service, commencing at 10.55am.

In Kilbirnie, no parade will be taking place though a Armistice service will take place at the Auld Kirk from 12noon on Sunday, November 12.

The North Coast

Remembrance Sunday, November 12 in Largs starts with the Act of Remembrance at the War Monument at 10.50am, followed by a church service at the newly named Largs Community Church, formerly Clark Memorial Church, starting at 11.15am.

A Largs BB Remembrance Parade will also be taking place earlier in the morning which traditionally starts in Crawford Street and marches down Main Street, and along Bath Street, towards the War Memorial, with further details to follow. It musters at 10.20am.

In Fairlie Parish Church, worship will begin at 10am followed by an Act of Remembrance at the monument beginning at 10.50am.

Worship on Cumbrae sees the Act of Remembrance taking place at the island's War Monument, and begins at 10.45am, with the island's Royal British Legion heavily involved in the early morning procession.

Worship in Cumbrae Parish Church will follow at 11.30am.

The service at Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay Parish Church is at the earlier time of 10.45am and noon at the War Memorial.

Timings are the same at Inverkip Parish Church and War Memorial.

West Kilbride Parish Church has designated the month of November as a ‘Month of Remembrance’ in the church. Plans the Remembrance Sunday service on November 12 at 10.50am.