Fife Provost pays tribute on 75th anniversary of VE Day

VE Day 75th anniversary

Fife's Provost Jim Leishman has paid tribute to all those who made such enormous sacrifices at home and abroad during the Second World War.

Friday, May 8, 2020 marks 75 years since VE (Victory in Europe) Day when WW2 came to an end in Europe. The long anticipated news resulted in spontaneous celebrations across the nation and a national holiday was declared to mark the occasion.

75 years on Fife Provost Jim Leishman is paying tribute to the courage and determination of all those who saw us through the dark days of war.

He commented: "While the celebrations will now be different to those that were planned due to the coronavirus restrictions, I hope Fifers will join me in taking the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made at that time, and celebrate the peace that arrived that day 75 years ago."

For more information on how the country is celebrating VE Day check out

Virtual remembrance services and a virtual tribute concert will be broadcast at 11am and 12 noon on Friday here

And a two minute silence will also be observed at 11am.