Towns and villages fell silent on Sunday as communities gathered to pay their respects to servicemen and women who died in the service of their country.
Tributes at Bo’ness War Memorial were led by the Very Reverend Albert Bogle of St Andrew’s Parish Church and the Rev Douglas Campbell of the town’s Old Kirk.
And the dignified proceedings at the Stewart Avenue memorial had a new twist this year with pupils representing all of the town’s primary schools laying wreaths and laying the seeds of remembrance for the future in the young participants.
Also participating were Bo’ness Academy, the town’s Scout group and the Salvation Army, to name a few, with music appropriate to the occasion provided by Unison Kinneil Band.
The inclusion of primary school pupils was at the request of long-time supporter of the Bo’ness Remembrance Day church service and parade, John Bell of the town’s British Legion branch.
Said parade co-ordinator Mr Bell this week: ‘‘There was a good turnout and I was delighted the schools participated as requested. I also noticed several members of the public laid wreaths.’’
Local councillors were in attendance as well as other representatives of Falkirk Council.
Mr Bell thanked Derek Taylor and Andrew Aitken for carrying the Bo’ness Royal British Legion colours.
Similar ceremonies were carried out in Linlithgow, Queensferry, and in villages across our circulation area.