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Aberdeen provost in calls for poppy war memorial

Aberdeen council are set to roll out the scheme. Picture: AFP

Aberdeen council are set to roll out the scheme. Picture: AFP

  • by FRANK URQUHART
 

COUNCILLOR George Adam, the Lord Provost of Aberdeen, has asked council officials to investigate the possibility of planting a poppy field in the city to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

One area being considered for the Field of Remembrance is Hazlehead Park where work has begun on a bid for the area to become Scotland’s first climate change park.

Lord Provost Adam said: “The poppy is a symbol of remembrance which everyone recognises. The last veterans of the Great War have passed on, but their sacrifices must never be forgotten. This would be a peaceful, living memorial to those who lost their lives in a horrific war.”

A spokeswoman for the Lord Provost said: “The wildflower meadow would be a place for quiet reflection as well as a haven for biodiversity. The Lord Provost hopes that younger generations of Aberdonians will

work with the city’s veterans groups to plant the field which would develop over the five years of the anniversary, 2014-2018, and beyond.”

 

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