CLYDEBANK will fall silent this weekend to remember the lives lost in wars around the globe in the past century.

As well as many moments of silence at the 11th hour of the 11th day on Saturday, there will be formal services across the area for Remembrance Sunday.

There will be services at 10.45am on Sunday at Clydebank Town Hall, followed by the wreath laying ceremony on Hall Street. There will also be a service at 10.45am at the cenotaph at Glen Lusset in Old Kilpatrick.

At 11.30am, a service will be held at the war memorial in Bowling Park, and Duntocher’s memorial on Roman Road will hold a service at 12.30pm.

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, said: “Remembrance Day is an opportunity for our communities to come together and pay tribute to the service men and women who have lost their lives in conflict.

"It’s important that we remember their brave sacrifice and ensure the lessons of the past are never forgotten.

“I consider it a great privilege to lay a wreath in memory of those who have given their lives on behalf of the people of West Dunbartonshire. Our annual services of remembrance across Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale are always well attended as people join together to pay their respects to our fallen.”

Clydebank’s MSP Gil Paterson added: “Remembrance Day is about pausing for a moment to remember the sacrifices people from Clydebank, Scotland and all over the UK and the world have made for the pursuit of freedom and standing against tyranny.

"It is a reminder of the dear cost of war: lives, often young. Clydebank is uniquely placed to remember those who fought against Nazi Germany, with the boys who went to war and those who defended and suffered the horrific Blitz of March 1941.”