Residents in the Black Isle are to commemorate the bravery of hundreds of soldiers lost during conflict by drawing more than 450 images on a beach.
Volunteers from across the region will take to Rosemarkie Beach from 8am on Armistice Day to draw the faces of the young men who fought and died in both the First and Second World Wars.
Organiser Diana Hamilton-Jones, 60, from Fortrose said: “Obviously Danny Boyle had the initial idea but for some reason unbeknown to us, Rosemarkie wasn’t chosen as one of the designated beaches so we decided to go ahead and do our own thing but slightly differently.
“Rather than a single face, we want to highlight the 451 young men from the Black Isle. We have some very talented artists here one of whom who has spent a lot of time cutting out silhouettes of soldier figures. They can be laid on the sand and traced around. We are also going to use seaweed to give them more detail and make them stand out.”
Local artist William Mather has been busy creating the transfers for the day alongside Alison Will, whose 15 year old great uncle died during the war in Europe.
Mrs Hamilton-Jones is hoping the event will inspire the younger members of the community.
She added: “I don’t think people really appreciate how much these young men gave up. Everything is so easy today by comparison; young people charge through life on Facebook. The number of likes is the most important thing in their lives. They, we all in fact, need to stop and really think what we have all gained by these men dying for us. I am hoping that young people from Fortrose Academy and young people from other schools in the area will come to the beach and their parents will bring them down to help.”