Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Gibson marks VE day

News release
Immediate release

Highlands and Islands SNP MSP marked the 65th Anniversary of VE day by placing flowers on the arctic convoy memorial at Rudha an t'Sasain on the south shore of Loch Ewe.

Mr Gibson said that he had paid his respects to some of those who made the victory possible.

Recently he spoke on behalf of the Scottish Government and Parliament at a ceremony in Edinburgh where 30 survivors of the convoys received medals from the Russian Consul General Sergey Krutikov for the 65th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War as the Russians call it.

This year also saw the Welsh guards parade in Moscow to commemorate the ending of the second world war in Europe.

Mr Gibson said...

"Just like the Russians we in Scotland respect our veterans and remember those who set out on the convoys never to return. It is a fitting link with Russia which is becoming an important partner in trade, education and cultural exchanges. I will be encouraging the Consul General to put Wester Ross as a place of interest for tourists and families of Russian veterans of these indescribably tough times."

Mr Gibson also said that the site should be better advertised by the Council.

"I hope that Highland Council can refresh the Naval Trail that was inaugurated in the days of Ross & Cromarty District Council to include a better signpost the Convoy Memorial at Rudha an t'Sasain at the end of the road beyond Cove on the south side of Loch Ewe."



Picture taken on 9th May at the Convoy Club memorial.

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