25 June 2016
Minister Nicola Sturgeon joined hundreds of people in George Square, Glasgow to salute the men and women who make up our Armed Forces communities across Scotland.
Speaking after she watched the march-past the Dais the First Minister said:
The Armed Forces continue to touch the hearts of Scots today thanks to their loyalty and selflessness. It is right that we recognise the huge contribution our servicemen and women have made, and continue to make, to our national life.
Today is our chance to thank them for their professionalism and for the selfless service overseas and at home that helps to preserve the democratic freedoms we all enjoy.
Armed Forces Day is not just to thank those who are currently serving in operations around the world, it is also a time to show our gratitude to veterans, young and old, for their service.”
First minister heads from cabinet meeting to Armed Forces Day event in Glasgow pic.twitter.com/KEFXk5Pbni
— BBC Scotland News (@BBCScotlandNews) June 25, 2016