Memorial Sunday will be different this year due to current corona virus restrictions in Scotland.
Nicola Sturgeon admitted this during a Scottish government press conference this afternoon.
The Prime Minister asked Scots to pay his respects at home when the virus is most prevalent in the country.
We are accustomed to seeing monuments commemorating the Scots who lost their lives in the Armed Forces.
This means people will mark Sunday this year in their own way.
Speaking at the Scottish Government’s Corona Virus press conference earlier, Sturgeon said: “This year should be very different from normal as global epidemics are being commemorated.
“Parts of Scotland are not allowed under two, three or four outdoor events and meetings, which means many local and national events cannot take place or will be measured substantially in terms of numbers.
“It’s necessary to reduce the virus, but it’s not, it does not mean that Sunday will go unnoticed.”
He added: “I would encourage both of them to observe a two-minute silence from the security of their own doorsteps.
“It is an important way of mourning all those who died in the two world wars and subsequent conflicts, and helps everyone to show our respect for the continued service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces.”
To help mark the day in your homes, the Daily Record has created a poppy poster that you can download and paint – with the impetus that people should be quiet on their doorsteps during the 11 a.m. clock strike.
Download your poppy here.
The Mirror, a partner site of the Daily Record, has launched a campaign to ensure that people who respect the traditional two-minute silence at the doorsteps of our homes remember the sacrifices of their fallen forces heroes.
The campaign has the support of three major political leaders, the Royal British Legion and a line of celebrities.
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