>> 2 September 2015
On Merchant Navy Day, 3 September, Aberdeenshire Council will fly the Red Ensign at its Woodhill House headquarters in Aberdeen to raise awareness of the UK’s ongoing dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers.
Provost of Aberdeenshire Cllr Hamish Vernal raised the flag at 10.00am on Thursday as councils across the country join to mark the occasion.
Provost Vernal will be joined for the ceremony by Aberdeenshire Council’s Veterans Champion, Cllr Allan Hendry.
Provost Vernal said:
“We are very pleased to be supporting this campaign to recognise the work of the Merchant Navy.”