A SPECIAL 'inclusive' service of remembrance is taking place in Largs in November.

It is second year running that this important event has taken place at the Clyde Coast and Garnock Valley Crematorium in memory of those who have paid the ultimate price in the service of their country.

Remembrance services are traditionally conducted as part of a religious event but the Clyde Coast & Garnock Valley Crematorium service recognises that not everyone holds traditional religious beliefs, and that there are many people who have been touched by conflict and wish to acknowledge and respect the sacrifices people have made in conflicts past and present.

The service is open to all, regardless of faith and beliefs and backgrounds, and is being led by Jennifer Buchan, Humanist Chaplin from the University of Strathclyde.

The service will include flag bearers from local organisations, representatives from the emergency services, a piper, stories, visual images, music and a moment of silence for those that have fallen, and for those effected by conflict.

Poppy wreathes will be laid at the glass walled window in the beautiful Ceremony Hall, looking over the natural landscape towards Arran and small poppy wooden crosses may be placed in the Sleeping Warrior Garden of Remembrance to remember loved ones.

The service begins at 11am on Saturday 9 November.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available after the service.

Philip Ewing, manager of the Clyde Coast & Garnock Valley Crematorium, said: “We hope that our inclusive Service of Remembrance will help everyone, no matter what their beliefs or faith, to come together to commemorate and remember their family, friends and comrades in a beautiful, inspiring and fitting location.”