Aberdeen will fall silent on Sunday for a remembrance service with added poignancy.
The occasion will see the Lord Provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett and other public representatives join serving forces, reserves, veterans and cadets to commemorate the sacrifices made by those in the First World War and in all conflicts.
A short ceremony will be held in front of the city’s War Memorial on Schoolhill at 10.50am. Prayers will be said and a hymn sung before two minutes of silence are observed to remember the fallen at 11am.
The Lord Provost of Aberdeen will lead the laying of wreaths at the memorial and pupils from Lochside Academy will recite poems. A church service will be held at the Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting at the end of the ceremony.
Representatives of the Armed Forces and ex-service organisations will convene in Little Belmont Street from 10am and leave at 10.30am to parade to the War Memorial led by Grampian Police Scotland Pipe Band.
Mr Crockett said “The people of Aberdeen are strong supporters of our armed forces and we will join as a community to mark the centenary of the end of the Great War and remember the sacrifices made on our behalf.”
Road closures will be in place between 10am and noon on Sunday to allow the events to take place.