TRIBUTES will be paid the length and breadth of the county this weekend to those who have given their lives in combat.

Remembrance services are being held throughout East Lothian, with one of the first taking place in West Barns.

The village’s community council’s Service of Remembrance takes place on Saturday.

The Rev Neil Watson will open the service, which gets under way at 10.50am at the Remembrance Stone, near the village hall, with wreaths being laid at the village’s war memorial by Pauline Jaffray, Deputy Lord-Lieutenant, and the village’s community council among others.

The service finishes at 11.20am and refreshments will be served at West Barns Village Hall.

Elsewhere, the communities of Wallyford, Smeaton and Deantown join together at the Crookston War Memorial at St Michael’s Church, Inveresk, at 10.30am on Saturday.

The 59 names of the Fallen on the memorial, which are also on a plaque in St Clements Church, Wallyford, will be read out.

Pastor Andrew Agnew of the Wallyford Livingroom Church will give a Christian message before wreaths are laid.

Other communities hold their services on Sunday.

In Haddington, a parade sets off from the town’s Corn Exchange at about 10.20am.

From there, the group heads along Court Street to Market Street and onto Hardgate before reaching Sidegate and St Mary’s Parish Church.

Wreaths are laid at the town’s war memorial at about 10.30am, with a service then being held in the church from 11am.

Tranent’s parade leaves East Lothian Co-operative Bowling Club at 10.25am before attending the town’s war memorial at 10.50am to lay wreaths. A service is held in Tranent Parish Church at 11am.

In the afternoon a second commemoration is held at Elphinstone’s war memorial at 2pm.

In Dunbar, members of the public will gather at the town’s Royal British Legion at about 10.20am.

The march then sets off from High Street at about 10.30am before gathering at the town’s war memorial, on Marine Road, at about 10.45am.

Afterwards, a service is held in Dunbar Parish Church.

Meanwhile in North Berwick, a service takes place at Abbey Church led by the Rev David Graham, getting under way at 10.30am for an hour-long service.

After that has concluded, the parade led by the town’s pipe band then marches along Forth Street, Quality Street and onto East Road, passing Lord Lieutenant of East Lothian Michael Williams, who will be taking the salute.

They will converge at the town’s war memorial on East Road at noon, where the wreath-laying ceremony and service will be led by the Rev Neil Dougall, of St Andrew Blackadder Church.

All organisations taking part in the parade are asked to meet at the Imperial car park, Quality Street, for 10am.

For the Prestonpans Remembrance service, people will assemble at the British Legion on Rope Walk from 10.15am and the parade leaves at 10.30am, with the service at the war memorial on High Street from 10.50am.

Cockenzie and Port Seton marks the occasion with a parade from its Legion, which heads off at 10.30am from West Harbour Road, arriving at the memorial by about 10.45am.

The Longniddry parade is due to gather at the village’s Legion from 10.15am before walking down Elcho Road for a service in Longniddry Parish Church at 10.45am.

In Pencaitland, people will gather at the war memorial at 11.50am to remember the Fallen.

And at Aberlady Parish Church a wreath-laying ceremony is held at the war memorial in Memorial Garden before a parade to the church for the Remembrance service.

Residents in the Musselburgh area are supporting Remembrance Day with services, wreath-laying ceremonies and a collections in aid of the Poppy Appeal.

In Musselburgh, the parade, which is open to all youth and adult organisations, will assemble at the Old Town Hall at 10am on Sunday, moving off at 10.15am and arriving at St Michael’s Church at Inveresk by 10.35am. It is supported by the sea, army and air cadets, Guides and this year it is also hoped the Scouts will join the procession.

Members of the Boys’ Brigade attend a service at Northesk, their headquarters church, and join the parade, which will be led by the Penicuik and Musselburgh Boys’ Brigade Pipe Band, at the fountain war memorial. The Boys’ Brigade also provides buglers for the acts of remembrance.

A wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the war memorial in Inveresk churchyard and also at the fountain war memorial at The Mall in Musselburgh, which is situated at the east end of the Rennie Bridge, at 12.30pm.

A service also takes place at Prestonkirk Church in East Linton at 11am before members of the public walk to the Memorial Park.