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10 November 2019 18:50

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First Minister at Remembrance event

Image copyright PA Wire Image caption Nicola Sturgeon laid a wreath at the Stone of Remembrance before giving a reading at St Giles' Cathedral The first minister is leading Remembrance Sunday events being held across Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon will give a reading at a service in Edinburgh to commemorate those who lost their lives in armed conflict. She will lay a wreath at the Stone of Remembrance at the City Chambers with Lord Provost Frank Ross, before the St Giles' Cathedral service. Her deputy, John Swinney will be at an event in Glasgow's George Square. The SNP is being represented by Ian Blackford at the service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, while Veterans Minister Graeme Dey will attend a service on board HMS Unicorn in Dundee.

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'Ultimate sacrifice' Image copyright PA Wire Image caption Nicola Sturgeon lays a wreath at the Stone of Remembrance in Edinburgh Nicola Sturgeon will attend one of many events taking place across the country. Wreath: First Minister to pay tribute to the fallen. Nicola Sturgeon will give a reading at a remembrance service in Edinburgh as Scotland commemorates those who lost their lives in armed conflict. The First Minister will lay a wreath at the Stone of Remembrance at the City Chambers with Lord Provost Frank Ross, before attending the service at St Giles' Cathedral. Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard said: "On Remembrance Sunday every year, we reflect not on the glory of war - but on the huge sacrifice that was made so that we can stay free.

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"Many families in Scotland lost loved ones in the First World War and the Second World War. "We all have a responsibility to remember the sacrifice they made, and to hold the families they have left behind in our thoughts. "Let us resolve once again to think about how we can build and sustain peace in the future, while never forgetting the sacrifices of the past." Download: The STV News app is Scotland's favourite and is available for iPhone from the App store and for Android from Google Play. Download it today and continue to enjoy STV News wherever you are. The First Minister is going to give a reading at a remembrance service in Edinburgh as Scotland commemorates those who lost their lives in armed conflict.

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Nicola Sturgeon will lay a wreath at the Stone of Remembrance at the City Chambers with Lord Provost Frank Ross, before attending the service at St Giles' Cathedral. Memorials are taking place across the country on Remembrance Sunday, with Deputy First Minister John Swinney attending a service at the Cenotaph war memorial in Glasgow's George Square. The SNP's Ian Blackford will be present at the service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, while veterans minister Graeme Dey will attend a service on board HMS Unicorn in Dundee. Ms Sturgeon said: "Remembrance Sunday is a chance for us all to pause and commemorate those who gave their lives during conflicts over the last century, as well as paying tribute to our veterans and people still serving in the armed forces. "Eighty years on from the outbreak of the Second World War it is particularly important that we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country.

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"On behalf of the people of Scotland I am privileged to be able to lay a wreath today." NICOLA Sturgeon laid a wreath in Edinburgh for Remembrance Sunday today on behalf of the Scottish Government. The First Minister placed the poppies at the Stone of Remembrance in the capital. 3 Nicola Sturgeon lays a poppy wreath for Remembrance Sunday Credit: PA:Press Association 3 The First Minister observed a minute's silence at the Edinburgh service Credit: PA:Press Association She then attended the National Remembrance Sunday service at St Giles' Cathedral. The SNP chief was joined by Edinburgh Lord Provost Frank Ross and Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh - as well as servicemen and women for a minute's silence. Sturgeon said she had the "utmost respect and gratitude" for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

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3 Edinburgh Lord Provost Frank Ross (left) and Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh (centre) were also at the service Credit: PA:Press Association She tweeted: "Today on behalf of the people of Scotland I will lay a wreath at the Stone of Remembrance in Edinburgh, in memory of all those who gave their lives in conflict. "I will do so with the utmost gratitude and respect for the sacrifice and courage of our armed forces." Most read in News BUON GER-NO Rangers gaffer Steven Gerrard enjoys dinner at Glasgow Italian restaurant BIG FREEZE More snow to hit Scotland TODAY after temperatures plummet to bone-chilling -7C Exclusive NO1 SUPPORT Rangers hero Ricksen revealed proudest footie moment was Helicopter Sunday Revealed top of the class Every Scots school ranked from best to worst in 2019 league table STRUCK DOWN Two people hit by deadly contagious bug in Scotland and remain in hospital Exclusive 'DISGRACE' Scots fire chief slammed over botched rescue of mum lands £130k-a-year promotion The Scottish Government also tweeted about Remembrance Sunday, with a quote from the SNP chief. She said: "Eighty years on from the outbreak of the Second World War it is particularly important that we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country." Strictly Come Dancing's emotional Remembrance Day routine has left Anton Du Beke in tears during rehearsals We pay for your stories and videos! Do you have a story or video for The Scottish Sun? Email us at [email protected] or call 0141 420 5200 The Taoiseach is to take part in the Remembrance Day ceremonies in Enniskillen in Co Fermanagh today. Leo Varadkar will be joining others in marking the 32nd anniversary of the Enniskillen bombing which claimed the lives of 12 people. He will lay a wreath at the Cenotaph in the town before attending a Remembrance Service in St Macartin's Cathedral. President Michael D Higgins will attend a Remembrance Sunday ceremony at St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin this afternoon. It is 101 years tomorrow since the First World War ended with the signing of the Armistice between Germany and the Allies.

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