BARRHEAD will host a Remembrance Sunday service to honour its fallen war heroes.

Residents, councillors, dignitaries and veterans are set to gather at the war memorial in Cowan Park to pay their respects this Sunday, November 12.

A parade will leave from the United Services Club, on Paisley Road, at 2pm before the remembrance service begins at 2.30pm.

Provost Jim Fletcher and Lord-Lieutenant Guy Clark, along with Paul Masterton MP and Jackson Carlaw MSP, will lay wreaths during the ceremony.

Neilston War Memorial Association is also hosting a special service, starting at midday.

This will be held at the village's war memorial, adjacent to St Thomas' Church on Main Street.

Elsewhere in East Renfrewshire, the day of remembrance will begin in Newton Mearns, where the local branch of the British Legion has arranged for an event to take place at the war memorial at Mearns Cross.

A parade will leave Fairweather Hall at 10.50am before a wreath-laying ceremony gets under way at 11am.

The Glasgow Reform Synagogue, on Ayr Road, Newton Mearns, will then host a separate service from 11.30am.

Provost Fletcher said: “Remembrance Sunday is a very poignant day and gives us all a chance to stop and reflect on the sacrifices so many local people made during the world wars.

“It is important that we celebrate the lives of those brave individuals and learn lessons from the past. I’m honoured to have the opportunity to be part of these services on this national day of remembrance.”

All members of the public wishing to attend any of the services will be warmly welcomed.

Residents are also reminded that traffic restrictions will be in place to facilitate the remembrance parades.