Clydebank residents are being urged to show their support for the military community in the area at the upcoming annual Armed Forces Day parade.

The event – taking place on Saturday, July 9 in the town - will celebrate service men and women, with veterans’ groups, cadets and Scouts all participating.

The day will be the first parade in three years following two years of disruption caused by the Covid pandemic.

Led by the Balaklava Pipes and Drums, the parade will begin at 1pm in Three Queens Square before heading to Abbotsford Road, Chalmers Street, Kilbowie Road, and on to Dumbarton Road.

Provost Douglas McAllister and Lord Lieutenant Jill Young will take a salute outside Clydebank Town Hall before the parade falls out into Hall Street.

Provost McAllister said: “I am delighted to be part of this event recognising the bravery and dedication shown by our armed forces personnel over many years.

“The work they do on a daily basis is extremely important and I would encourage the people of West Dunbartonshire to turn out and show how much we value them.

“I’m sure it will be a proud day, especially watching our veterans marching together with the cadets as one.”

Following the parade, members of the public are invited to attend a commemorative church service in the Town Hall at 2pm, conducted by Reverend Gregor McIntyre of Faifley Parish Church.