Braemar’s WW1 commemoration

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The community of Braemar came together to remember the men from the area who went to war in 1914.

The Scouts, Cubs, Beavers marched through the village to the community orchard, at St Andrews Church, where they were joined by young and not so young villagers.

The young people helped plant an apple tree there in commemoration of these men.

The group was then led through the village by piper Tom Peggy, to the War Memorial where a plaque was unveiled by 92 year old John Morgan.

A prayer and a few words were said in relation to the men leaving their homes and families to travel far away, unaware of the horrors that awaited them, many never to return to the hills of Royal Deeside.

Fergus, Fraser and Angus Wood and Cameron Lawrence played Loch Rannoch, a slow march, at the Memorial.