Every year, Scottish Rugby holds a short service at our War Memorial at Scottish Gas Murrayfield Stadium to mark Armistice.
We remember the 46 Scotland rugby international players who died in global conflict, from D B Monypeny who perished in the Boer War, to the 30 caps who died in the First World War and the 15 in the Second World War. We also remember the thousands from rugby communities throughout Scotland who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country.
We observe the two minutes’ silence at 11am and then there is a short ceremony where poppy wreaths are laid.
Pupils from P7 at Roseburn Primary School will attend the ceremony and local residents who may, perhaps for your own personal reasons, wish to join us in supporting Remembrance, are most welcome to come to the stadium on Saturday 11 November.
If you wish to join us, please let me know by 4pm on Wednesday 8 November. Please also let me know if you would be coming to the stadium by vehicle. Entry to the stadium is via our main security gatehouse on Roseburn Street. We would ask that you arrive at the stadium on Saturday 11 November by 10.45am at the latest. The ceremony will conclude by 11.10am.
Thank you for supporting us in remembering the fallen.
Graham LawHead of Stakeholder Engagement
Scottish Gas Murrayfield
Edinburgh EH12 5PJ