VETERANS in Anniesland fell silent today as part of a series of events to mark Armistice Day.

At Erskine Glasgow in Anniesland Black Watch veteran Henry Bayne lay a wreath at 11am on behalf of every resident.

Tomorrow, veterans, staff and visitors will gather at the Erskine Home in Bishopton to remember those who gave their lives.

Erskine Chief Executive Lieutenant Colonel Steve Conway will recite Binyon’s "For the Fallen" before two minutes silence is held. Wreaths will be laid on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, Erskine veterans, staff and cottage veterans, the Scottish Government, Renfrewshire Council and local schools.

WRAF veteran Margaret Horsfield, who will lay the wreath for all Erskine residents, said: “I was stunned to be asked. It is such an honour.”

After the service, Falklands’ veteran William McDowall will lay a wreath for colleagues lost. A wreath will also be laid at Bishopton Cemetery where many Erskine veterans have been laid to rest over the years.

There will also be services for Remembrance Sunday at the homes.

Lt Col Conway said: “Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday are two very significant dates for our veterans, as we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in conflicts from the First World War to the present day.

"Some of our residents saw active service in the Second World War and others, as well as some staff members, served in subsequent conflicts which may have been more limited geographically but which still had a devastating effect on individuals and families.

"At this time of year we remember all those who gave their lives so that we might live in freedom, and we honour their memory by caring for those that did return.”