A LOMOND councillor has proposed that Balloch and Haldane Community Council consider organising for a piper to play in Balloch at 6am on Remembrance Sunday this year to mark the centenary of the end of the Great War.

On Sunday, November 11, there will be a mass playing of the retreat march ‘When the Battle’s O’er’ at locations across the country to mark exactly 100 years since the signing of the Armistice.

Councillor Sally Page made the suggestion to members of the community council at their monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 5.

“I just thought it’s a nice idea, the thought of everyone doing it across the country,” Cllr Page said.

She explained that arrangements have already been made in Gartocharn for a piper to play at 6am, as well as a bugler in the early evening to mark the centenary, with a beacon also to be lit on Remembrance Sunday.

The community council agreed to look into a piper playing, if it could be organised for someone to do it, with Alexandria Parish Church suggested as a potential location.

In other events marking the centenary, chair Murdoch Cameron told council members that following a veterans’ meeting, this year Alexandria Parish Chuch will also be hosting an artifacts exhibition.