Open champion Paul Lawrie has urged people across the north-east to wear the poppy with pride and pay their respects to those who have perished in conflict.
The 1999 winner at Carnoustie was among the many Granite City stalwarts who took time to throw his support behind this year’s Aberdeen Poppy Day.
Mr Lawrie said: “I know how important it is to try and raise as much as we can for Poppyscotland.
“We should all be grateful for the job the servicemen and servicewomen did and continue to do today.
“It is important to do your bit and I am delighted to help out. The poppy appeal is a big deal – and rightly so.”
Among the collectors hitting the city streets were father-and-daughter duo Ian and Alison Pirie.
The former served with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers for nine years in Northern Ireland, Canada and Germany.
Ms Pirie, an HR advisor for Aberdeenshire Council, which allowed staff to take time away from their normal duties to support the event, joined her dad to collect for two hours on Union Street.
Mr Pirie said: “The Scottish Poppy Appeal is a cause very close to my heart. I will be taking up my usual place to pay my respects at the Remembrance Sunday parade, but I was more than happy to give up a couple of hours this morning to do my bit.”
His daughter added: “Poppyscotland is such a worthy cause, and, as well as collecting this morning, I’ll also be encouraging staff at the council HQ to dig deep when I spend more time collecting around the office at lunchtime on Friday.”