5th June 2020

In_pictures In pictures: Scotland marks 75th anniversary of VE Day

In_pictures In pictures: Scotland marks 75th anniversary of VE Day

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“To those who gave so much, we thank you.”

At 15:00 on Friday, the UK was urged to toast all those who gave their all during World War Two, to mark the exact moment in 1945 when Winston Churchill broadcast his speech confirming the war in Europe was over.

The whole day has been dedicated to remembering 8 May 1945 when people took to the streets to celebrate the end of six long years of war.

The lockdown prevented the planned celebrations from going ahead but the anniversary has not been forgotten.

Here is how Scotland commemorated VE Day.

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Lieutenant Youngson from the Royal Navy’s regional HQ in Scotland proudly salutes all the VE Day heroes

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Army Cadet and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers from Glasgow and Lanarkshire Battalion Army Cadet Force joined in the 08:00 salute.

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The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay, as they are known in Scotland, observed the two-minute silence

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Prince Charles laid a wreath at the Balmoral war memorial

in_pictures The Duchess laid flowers she had picked herself from the garden at BirkhallImage copyright
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The Duchess laid flowers she had picked herself from the garden at Birkhall

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RAF Typhoons flew over Edinburgh Castle as part of the anniversary events

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Nicola Sturgeon marked the two-minute silence at St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh

in_pictures Nicola Sturgeon was joined by Fiona Hyslop MSP and Ch Con Iain LivingstonImage copyright
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She was joined by Fiona Hyslop MSP and Police Scotland chief constable Iain Livingston

in_pictures The silence at 11:00 was marked inside Central Station in Glasgow

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The silence at 11:00 was marked inside Central Station in Glasgow

in_pictures Staff joined veterans at Central Station

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Staff joined veterans at Central Station to pay respects

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Railway staff at Waverley Station marked the 75th anniversary with their own remembrance ceremony

in_pictures National padre Rev Dr Karen Campbell led a service online

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National padre Rev Dr Karen Campbell led a service online after public events were cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

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As Aberdonians stayed at home, Aberdeen Beach made the perfect canvas for this striking drawing sketched out on the sand to mark VE Day’s 75th anniversary. Dougie Bogie, a full-time carer, created it with one of his clients Jack Dunlop, 75, a Royal Air Force veteran who suffers from PTSD and Dougie said it was an “honour” to be asked by Jack to do something in tribute to VE Day

At 21:00 the Queen will deliver a pre-recorded address, broadcast on BBC One at the exact moment her father, King George VI, gave a radio address 75 years ago.

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