Tributes have been paid to D-Day veteran Sinclair Houston, who died at his home in Thurso aged 102.
The retired ironmonger was one of the last servicemen from the far north to serve in the Second World War.
Three years ago he was presented with the Legion d’Honneur medal – France’s highest national military award – for the part he played in the Normandy landings.
After the war, the father-of-two was a stalwart supporter of the Royal British Legion Scotland. He was one of three local businessmen who in the 1960s underwrote the work to replace the RBLS clubrooms in Thurso at the town’s Riverside.
Former branch chairman Robert Allan said: “Sinclair was a very popular, modest individual who was a great supporter of the Legion.
“He was always delighted when he was asked to help raise the flag at a service and he was always present at the branch’s Remembrance Day commemoration.
“He was a very valued member and will be sadly missed.”
Mr Houston, whose father owned the one-time mill and foundry at Millbank, ran an ironmonger’s in the town’s High Street.
He remained active in his long retirement, taking a keen interest in local current affairs, vintage vehicles and gardening.
He and his wife Norma also enjoyed regular trips away in their campervan.
On his 100th birthday in April 2017, Mr Houston was presented by the then Caithness Lord Lieutenant Anne Dunnett with a card from the Queen.
Asked then about the secret to a long life, he replied: “I think it is luck. I have a good wife and family and good friends. My life is very happy.”
He is survived by his wife, sons Michael and Ronald and two grand-daughters.
His funeral is being held at Thurso West Church at noon today followed by his interment at Thurso Cemetery.