There's an event in Tarbert planned as part of the nationwide Day of Commemorative Events marking the centenary of the end of the First World War.

The aim is to pay tribute to the millions, from all nations, killed or wounded in battle, and those on the Home Front who struggled amidst pain and loss.

The Armistice came into effect at 11am on 11 November 1918, but it was signed at 6am and, as the first event of the day’s commemorations, the College of Piping has organised more than 1000 individual Pipers around the world to play the traditional Scottish retreat march – “When the Battle’s O’er”, at 6am local time.

Pipers from the Isle of Harris will be playing “When the Battle’s O’er” at 6am on Sunday 11 November at the War Memorial in Tarbert.

This is in addition to the Armistice Day parade on 10 November.

All are welcome to attend this brief event. The setting for “When the Battle’s O’er” will be the version from the Scots Guards Book 1.

For pipers (visitors or local residents) who wish to take part in this, or the parade on the 10th, there will be a rehearsal at the Harris Hotel from 6.30-8pm tonight Tuesday 6 November, or attend as follows for tuning up.

  • Saturday 10 November: Church of Scotland car park, Tarbert, at 10:15
  • Sunday 11 November: Tarbert War Memorial at 05:45

For details of other events throughout the day, see this link