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Victory in Europe (VE) Day 75

Crowd of people celebrating, walking down the street arm in arm on VE dayOn Friday 8 May, we will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day when the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe.

Due to the coronavirus situation, local and national VE Day 75 events have had to be cancelled or postponed, but we would still like you to join us in marking the day – virtually and from your own home.

It will be an opportunity for us all to remember the enormous sacrifices that were made at home and abroad and to celebrate the arrival of peace in Europe, just as people did 75 years ago.

You can follow and share the hashtag #VEDay75 across all social media channels. Find out more about VE Day 75 in East Ayrshire via the links below.


VE Day message from the Provost

A message from Provost Jim Todd

Celebrating at home

Find out how you can celebrate VE Day at home

East Ayrshire during World War II

Watch a video of images from the East Ayrshire Council Collections

Contact Information

Council Headquarters
London Road
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA3 7BU
Contact us online: www.eastayrshi.re/contactus
Save time, do it online: www.our.east-ayrshire.gov.uk
Telephone: 01563 554400
Textphone: 01563 576167
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