Angus event to honour International Workers’ Memorial Day (Sunday 28 April)

S1 Forfar Academy pupil Sam Doig working on design of memorial bench
Tuesday 23 April 2024

Angus Council, trade unions and young people will come together at Forfar Community Campus on Sunday 28 April at 11.30am to commemorate people injured or killed at work at a special remembrance event marking International Workers’ Memorial Day.

International Workers’ Memorial Day on Sunday 28 April is observed all over the world every year to remember those who have died or suffered injury at their work and to campaign for better conditions for those still living.

The event in Forfar which will take place at the Forfar Community Campus, will unveil a new memorial bench and tree guard designed and crafted by young people from Forfar Academy with the help from the school’s technical department. The bench will sit beside the oak tree that was planted in 2023 providing a dedicated place in Angus for reflection and remembrance.

Angus Provost Brian Boyd invited people to come along to the event:

“Everyone is welcome to join us for International Workers’ Memorial Day on Sunday 28 April in Forfar.

“The ceremony will begin at 11.30am at Forfar Community Campus, featuring music from Angus school pupils, a series of speeches, wreath laying and the unveiling of the memorial bench. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in honouring those affected by workplace tragedies and advocating for a safer work environment for all.”

Event timings

  • 11:30 am – Music from Angus Schools Music Service
  • 11:40 am – Speeches
  • 11:50 am – Unveiling of memorial bench
  • 11:55 am – Ceremony close