Formartine and the Garioch pay tribute to the fallen

Remembrance Sunday services took place through Aberdeenshire which this year also marked 100 years since the start of World War 1.

There were large crowds in Ellon and Inverurie to pay their respects to those killed in armed conflict.

The community paid their respects at the Remembrance Service at Ellon's war memorial.

The community paid their respects at the Remembrance Service at Ellon's war memorial.

Ellon and District Royal British Legion Pipe band led the parade to the town’s war memorial in The Square.

The service was led by the Rev Peter Mander of St Mary-on-the-Rock.

Various wreaths were laid at the memorial.

Bugler Calum Moir played the Last Post, Reveille and General Salute.

There was a high turn-out of youth organisations - ATC, ACF, BB, BS, Girls Brigade and Girl Guides.

Parade commander Norman Fraser described the attendance of youth groups as “splendid”.

He said after the Ellon service: “Let us not forget that behind the scenes of all those organisations there are dedicated officers giving up a huge amount of time - also to parents who participate in getting youngsters on parade.

“I would like to thank Rev Peter Mander so his excellent service and all the helpers at the church. Callum Moir did an excellent job at short notice playing the bugle on the three times that were required.

“The Pipe Band, under the leadership of Drum Major Davie Rae, was a pleasure to march behind.

“I am always extremely grateful for the help I get from the ever-dependable Bob Ballantyne and his special constables.”