SPECIAL services will take place across East Renfrewshire this weekend to mark Remembrance Sunday.

One of the main events being staged to honour fallen heroes will be in Barrhead, where a parade will leave the assembly point at the United Services Club, in Paisley Road, at 1.45pm and make its way to the war memorial in Cowan Park for a remembrance service at 2pm.

The parade will pass through Paisley Road, Cross Arthurlie Street, Main Street and Darnley Road before coming to a halt in Cowan Park.

In Neilston, a service has been organised by members of the Neilston War Memorial Association.

It takes place at Neilston Parish Church, in Main Street, at noon. Local residents are also invited to take part in a parade that will assemble in Broadlie Road at 11.45am.

The remembrance service in Newton Mearns is being organised by Newton Mearns Parish Church, together with members of the Boys’ Brigade, Scouts, Girl Guides and Brownies.

Residents are asked to gather in Moorhill Road at 10am on Sunday before walking to the church via Ayr Road.

East Renfrewshire Provost Jim Fletcher will be among those attending the event in Newton Mearns.

He will also be attending a service at the Newton Mearns Synagogue and, later in the day, will join fellow residents at the war memorial in Cowan Park as they pay their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

“Remembrance Sunday is an important opportunity to commemorate the area’s fallen war heroes and those who were injured during conflict,” said Provost Fletcher.

“It gives all of us the opportunity to thank those many selfless men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom.

“I am honoured to be able to be a part of these remembrance services and pay tribute to our veterans and those who continue to serve today, as well as honouring the memory of those who lost their life at war.”