Remembrance in Troon



The 2023 Season of Remembrance in Troon started with the dedication of Troon’s Garden of Remembrance, and ends with the activities on Remembrance Sunday.

Garden of Remembrance

Troon’s Garden of Remembrance is located in the front garden of Troon Old Parish Church on Ayr Street.

The Garden was dedicated on Sunday 5th November and offers a place for members of the public to plant a wooden tribute to honour the fallen. Each tribute marks the memory of a loved one, friend or comrade.

Wooden tributes are available from Royal British Legion Poppy stalls, or from the donation point at Troon Old Parish Church office.

Troon Garden of Remembrance

Remembrance Day

On Remembrance Day, Saturday 11th November, there will be a short gathering at the War Memorial on South Beach Esplanade to coincide with the 2 minutes’ silence at 11am.

Remembrance Sunday, 12th November

Town Parade

Led by 1st Troon BB Pipe Band, members of Royal British Legion Scotland and uniformed organisations will parade through Troon town centre to the War Memorial on South Beach Esplanade, to arrive in time for the Service of Remembrance.

Veterans of the Army, Navy and Air Force are cordially invited to join the parade, which musters at Troon Primary School in Barassie Street at 10:05. Campaign medals and decorations are to be worn.

The parade and service will continue irrespective of the weather. Should it be very wet, small people won’t march, but big people will get wet!

10:45 Service of Remembrance

Troon War Memorial

In the Service of Remembrance, we remember the fallen of two World Wars and conflicts around the world since, up to the present day.

The service includes the community’s annual Act of Remembrance and wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial.

11:15 (approx) Ecumenical Service of Worship

Immediately following the Service of Remembrance at the War Memorial, Troon Old Parish Church will be the venue for an ecumenical service of worship shared between Troon Church of Scotland, Our Lady of the Assumption and St Meddan’s Church, and St Ninian’s Scottish Episcopal Church. This service for the community of Troon will be led by Rev Gillean Richmond, Fr Martin Chambers and Rev Keith Thomasson, with participation by Royal British Legion Scotland, community representatives, Marr College, and uniformed organisations.

All attending the ceremony at the War Memorial are warmly welcomed to come in out of the cold and share in this special church service, followed by tea and coffee in the Church Hall.

Members of the congregation not attending the War Memorial should note that morning service will be delayed from its usual starting time of 10:30am.