This year marks the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day, 8th May.
To mark the occasion, a programme of events is being planned in Broughton, for the weekend Friday 8th May to Sunday 10th May.
This is a joint-venture combining the resources of Broughton Primary School, Tweedsmuir Community Council and the Upper Tweed Community Council.
Friday 8th May
Broughton War Memorial
2.55 pm The Last Post played by bugler Ian Aitchison
3.00 pm Battles O’er and VE 75 Years played by piper Alex Dockar
3.05 pm Nation’s Toast To The Heroes Of World War II & Tribute to the Millions read by Sir Hew Strachan, Lord-Lieutenant of Tweeddale
3.10 pm Blessing given by Reverend Calum Macdougall
3.12 pm Reveille played by bugler Ian Aitcheson
Broughton Village Hall
3.10 pm Children’s Games of the period & Display of children’s works
6.55.pm A Cry for Peace Around the World read by Sir Hew Strachan, Lord-Lieutenant of Tweeddale
7.00 pm Ringing Out for Peace – Tweedsmuir Church handbell
7.03 pm Nation’s Toast To The Heroes Of World War II read by Sir Hew Strachan – all raise a glass
7.05 pm Blessing given by Reverend Pamela Strachan
7.05 pm Parties and Celebrations, including Biggar Big Band (timing tbc)
Saturday 9th May
10.00 am Broughton Primary School – School Fayre
Sunday 10th May
10.00 am Service including a Reading of the Tribute to the Millions