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Remembering the fallen from Oban and Argyll

THE annual remembrance services taking place around the region on Sunday proved the loyalty of those who were left behind and of those people who are mindful of the huge loss of life conflict and wars bring.

In Oban, a meaningful and sombre service was held in front of a large crowd. No-one complained as the rain bore down as they were acutely aware of those who had given their lives in much worse conditions.

Euan Dewar, pipe major, played at the end of the two minutes’ silence.

As ever, the praise in Oban goes to the local branch of the Royal British Legion, and in particular to Iain and Lesley Blair-Simmonds, who over the years have built up the service with the help of many others.

Officiating at the service was now-retired Baptist minister Ian McFarlane. His gentle, calm demeanour over the proceedings allowed those present to focus on the loss of life at conflicts throughout the world.

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