Communities across Aberdeenshire fell silent yesterday for the fallen of World War I.
Though many of the region’s towns and villages marked Armistice Day with larger events on Sunday, there was also a modest service at Ellon’s Royal British Legion.
It was held in the club rooms following a larger-scale commemoration at the town’s war memorial at the weekend.
Secretary of the Legion, Jenny Mitchell, said: “We did have a very small service this morning – our main service was obviously on Sunday with the parade.
“It was just a small member’s service today for those who couldn’t make it. We do it every year as well as the big service on Sunday.”
Local schools also took part in the silence, while bus drivers even pulled over on the region’s roads in respect of the sacrifices of those who perished.
Steve Walker, managing director of Stagecoach North Scotland, said: “Each year we encourage passengers and staff to honour the two minutes’ silence for Remembrance Day.
“Our drivers throughout the north Scotland region were permitted to stop their vehicle today, where safe to do so, at 11am as a mark of respect to those killed or injured in the defence of their country.”
Elsewhere, Ballater’s Remembrance Sunday service at Glenmuick Church was hailed a huge success.
The Ballater and District Royal British Legion organised the event, which included a march to the kirk led by the local pipe band.
Chairman of the Deeside village’s Royal British Region, Bill Houston, said: “It went extremely well, our new minister adopted a very interesting approach – he had an audio-visual presentation projected in the church.
“There were clips of World War I and things like that, it was very touching and moving. I have got phone calls from seven people who said how moved they were.
“For the younger ones I think it brought a new perspective on the whole thing.”