Aberdonians travelling to a World War I commemoration service at Edinburgh Castle later this month are being offered free coach travel.
Aberdeen has been allocated a number of seats at the Drumhead Service on Saturday August 10, and Lord Provost George Adam is offering the remaining places to city residents.
A number of seats have already been distributed through schools and community councils.
The service is the opening event of the five-year Scottish World War I Commemorative Programme, remembering the exceptional sacrifice made during the conflict.
The event will reflect on the impact WWI had on all sections of society, replicating services held on the front line 100 years ago.
Afterwards, members of the Armed Forces will ‘march as to war’ down the Royal Mile to Holyrood Park.
Those attending will also be given the chance to walk down the Royal Mile to a special memorial at Holyrood Park where they can leave wreaths or commemorative markers.
The Lord Provost said: “Although, we can’t really imagine the horrors of that war and what those men went through, we can dedicate time to honour their memory. Given our historic support for the Armed Forces, I am sure Aberdonians will want to join this commemoration.”
The coach will depart at 6.30am from the city’s Queen Street with the thereturn journey leaving Edinburgh at 4pm from Chambers Street.
Anyone interested in attending should contact the Lord Provost’s office on 01224 522470 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.