On Sunday 3rd December St Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie hosted a ‘Light Up a Life’ -a service of remembrance, celebrating the lives of those who are no longer with us. Deputy Lieutenant Derrick Hannan DL represented the Lanarkshire Lieutenancy at the event in his home town.

Music was led by St Ambrose High School Music Department.

Over 300 attended the special outdoor service in what was a very emotional yet uplifting event.

On a bitterly cold evening those attending joined in singing ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’, ‘Silent Night’ and ‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’.

Piper Greg Stewart played ‘Caledonia’ at the start and ‘Highland Cathedral’ at the conclusion of the evening.

A highlight of the evening was the ‘Lighting of the Christmas Tree’, with each light twinkling in honour of someone very special in the heart of those attending.

The main reflection was delivered by the Rev. Margaret Currie minister of St Columba’s Church of Scotland in Airdrie.

Following the service those attending were invited to the St. Margaret’s church hall for refreshments.


Posted by Gavin Whitefield