'Service' painting by David Rowlands

Service painting 2013

On 7th October 2015 the Army presented to The Scottish Parliament a painting by David Rowlands BA (Hons), GAvA titled Service which gives "expression to the relationship between the Army and Scottish society in the century that has elapsed since the outbreak of the First World War and to the contemporary and continuing relationship between the Army and Parliament." It marks 100 years since the Battle of Loos (27th September - 18th October 1915) in which 3500 Scottish soldiers took part, and depicts conflicts that the Army has been involved in during those 100 years.

The last image portrayed shows the Glasgow Cenotaph Remembrance Service and Parade on 10th November 2013 in which can be seen the Deacon Convener of the Trades of Glasgow, Hamish C Brodie with chain of office, Ex Deacon of the Fleshers Allan Lapsley in army uniform and Late Deacon of the Fleshers Joseph G d'Inverno with decorations. 

A commemorative booklet describing the painting and those involved in its commissioning and production has been produced in which the Trades House of Glasgow and the Deacon Convener have been named.

The Trades House of Glasgow wishes to thank the Director Project Holyrood, Brigadier Joseph G d'Inverno for the honour bestowed on the "House" by this mention.