Remembrance events 2023

Remembrance services

Rolling traffic restrictions will be in place in some areas. Please note the council does not organise these events.  

Saturday 11 November

Glencorse Barracks, Milton Bridge

The annual Royal Scots Remembrance Service is held at The Royal Scots Memorial Gates next to Glencorse Barracks, Milton Bridge. Traffic on the Edinburgh Road A701 near the junction with Graham's Road and Belwood Road will be stopped during the two minutes silence at 11am.

Sunday 12 November 


The parade forms and leaves from Bonnyrigg Rose Social Club at 10.20am. The route is along Lothian Street, High Street and Park Road before going into King George V Park for a wreath laying service at 11am at the War Memorial. The parade returns via Dobbies Road, Polton Street through Bonnyrigg Toll to Lothian Street, finishing at Bonnyrigg Rose at 11.30am. 

Cranstoun on the A68 at the junction with the A6093 Haddington Road

There is no parade. However, following a church Service at Cranstoun Church, a small group will lay wreaths at the War Memorial around 11.20am. Both A68 and A6093 are closed by Police for around 10 minutes to allow the group to do so.


The parade forms outside the Royal British Legion, 28-30 Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith at 10.40am then heads onto Buccleuch Street, Eskbank Road (B6094) and into Kings Park to attend the Cenotaph.  After a short service at 11am, the parade then returns via the same reversed route to the Royal British Legion for 11.30am.


The parade forms at the Woolmet and Monktonhall Collieries Miners’ Memorial Garden, where Newton Church Road meets Edmonstone Road, at 10.35am. It then moves onto Newton Church Road, to the War Memorial, next to the grounds of Newton Parish Church. There will be a short remembrance service at 11am and no return parade.


At 11am there will be a wreath laying and short service at the War Memorial.


The parade starts at Newbyres Village at 10.35am and then proceeds along Gore Avenue, and Hunterfield Road. The procession will halt at the site of the First World War Memorial on Hunterfield Road in front of the Gorebridge Beacon where the remembrance service will take place at 11am.


The parade leaves Loanhead Miners’ Welfare at 10.30am and heads to the town centre via Clerk Street, George Drive, Kennington Avenue, McKinlay Terrace, Dryden Terrace and The Loan. A wreath laying service will take place at the War Memorial at 11am. The crowd will then disperse. 


The parade forms at 10.45am at the Masonic Hall 26 Newbattle Road, Newtongrange, EH22 4RW, and moves onto Newbattle Road, across the double roundabout onto Main Street before ending in Volunteer Park, opposite the junction with Dean Park.
The parade then continues in the park to the War Memorial for a short service and wreath laying at 11am.  
The procession will reform in the park, then follow the reverse route back to the Masonic Hall for a service.


The parade forms at Penicuik Royal British Legion, 60 Kirkhill Road. At 10.15am it moves to Trinity Community Church, heads along the High Street, St Kentigern’s Way, Wilson Street and Jackson Street finishing at the War Memorial in Montgomery Park.
After the 11am service, the parade returns via the reversed route, arriving at the Royal British Legion at 12.20pm. 


The parade moves of from Polton Bowling Club, EH18 1JT at 2.55pm moving onto Polton Bank then Polton Road to the War Memorial for a short service at 3pm. It will then return to Polton Bowling Club for 3:15pm.


Led by a pipe band, the parade leaves Wallace Crescent at 10.30am and heads south from the British Legion onto Main Street B7006, Penicuik Road B7006 to Roslin Church for the service at 11am. The route is then reversed after the service, stopping for a wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial at 12.20pm.