SNP MSP COLIN BEATTIE CALLS ON CONSTITUENTS TO PAY TRIBUTE DESPITE LOCKDOWN RESTRCTIONS
An online service of remembrance and a two-minute silence will lead Scotland’s commemorations this year to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day on 8th May.
While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has put an end to plans for a parade, public concert and official reception – MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Colin Beattie, has urged his constituents to pay their respects with an online service.
The commemorations led by the Legion Scotland and Poppyscotland, will include a message from children and families currently learning at home including a video message of thanks from the First Minister.
Commenting, Colin Beattie MSP said:
“The 75th anniversary of VE Day is a hugely important moment in Scotland’s history.
“Despite the difficult situation we currently all find ourselves in, it is only right that we pay tribute to the determination and sacrifices made by the men and women in the Second World War.
“I hope as many people as possible in Midlothian and East Lothian, will join millions of others on 8th May, to honour those who laid down their lives in a shared moment national commemoration.”