People across the north fell silent at 11am yesterday in memory of the fallen.
Many observed a two minute silence to mark Armistice Day in tribute to the service men and women from the Highlands and islands who have served with the armed forces.
Among those pausing in remembrance was a small crowd who gathered at Inverness’s Cavell Gardens war memorial for 11am.
During the two minutes silence a wreath was laid by the City of Inverness branch of the Royal Naval Association, after the group was unable to do so during Sunday’s Remembrance Day parade at the war memorial.
Chairman Robert Coburn is national standard bearer for the association and was in London for the service at the Cenotaph on Whitehall.
He laid the wreath watched by more than 30 members of the public and veterans during the silence at 11am.
Afterwards he said: “It was my mistake that we weren’t able to lay the wreath on Sunday so I thought it was the most appropriate thing to do to come down today (Wednesday).
“I didn’t expect there to be so many people, I thought everyone would come down on Sunday, so it went well.”
Also watching on was Bill Coyne from Tighnabruaich, formerly of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who had played a prominent part in Sunday’s service as a drum major.
He said: “I come here whenever I can. It’s an important thing for some people.”
Similar remembrance ceremonies were held across the Highlands and islands as the country reflected on the sacrifices made in war time.
It follows the Remembrance Day events which were held across the north on Sunday.
Hundreds attended the service at Cavell Gardens on the banks of the River Ness, led by Royal British Legion padre Alistair Murray and Canon John Cuthbert, with special reference to those who fought in World War I, which is currently marking its centenery.
Services were held across the region, including at the Commando Monument near Spean Bridge and at the Lewis War Memorial in Stornoway.