Thousands of residents gathered in towns and villages across Moray yesterday for Remembrance Sunday services.
Countless poppy wreaths were placed at memorials after the region fell silent in tribute to members of the armed forces who fell in both world wars and other conflicts.
In Elgin, members of 7th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, Royal Engineers from Kinloss Barracks and Lossiemouth’s Royal Air Force regiment were dressed in their finest regalia.
The servicemen were led into the town centre by the Elgin and District Pipe Band, who provided a stirring soundtrack.
Reverend Deon Oelofse led the congregation on the Plainstones outside St Giles’ Church in the town’s historic heart.
He told the gathered crowd the names inscribed on the war memorial served as a reminder of battles in the past and present.
Rev Oelofse said: “These names remind us of so many conflicts still going on in this world, and of so many families who have been hindered by war.”
The bells from the church rang out to mark the beginning of the two-minute silence at exactly 11am.
Members of the public, young and old, joined veterans proudly displaying medals in observing the period of remembrance until it was broken by piper Peter Craigmile.
Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Moray, George McIntyre, led the procession of wreaths before being followed by representatives of the emergency services and armed forces, many of whom saluted the names on the memorial.
The bright red poppies joined colourful tributes from Elgin primary school pupils that had been painted on pebbles.
Elsewhere, representatives from RAF Lossiemouth joined residents from the town at the rock face on Pitgaveny Street.
Lord Lieutenant, Lieutenant Colonel Grenville Johnston, led the tributes before being joined by others, including from Lossiemouth High School.
In Buckie, the remembrance service centred on Cluny Square while crowds spilled onto Church Road in Keith.
And in Burghead, a chain of hand-crafted poppies was entwined around the fence and planted in flower pots at the war memorial especially for Remembrance Sunday.