CLACKMANNANSHIRE paid tribute to those who have lost their lives on the battlefield on Sunday as various Remembrance events took place throughout the county.

As was the case across the country, the Wee County fell silent at 11am to remember everyone who has perished in war, and to honour those who still fight.

There were numerous events held across the area including Alloa, Alva, Tillicoultry, Dollar, Sauchie and on top of Dumyat.

The British Legion held their own event in Alloa and welcomed up to 40 people including veterans and serving military personnel.

Robert Hunter, a member of the legion, was pleased with how the day went.

He said: "It was great; a great turnout too. We had a lot of kids there too and had a general great turnout from the younger generation.

"We had people there from the cadets, air cadets and the Orange Order and Lodge who are there every year, as well as some councillors.

"There was also a presence from the Alloa Brass Band and Bowmar Pipe Band."

Andrew Muirhead described events in Alva as a number of organisations laid wreaths.

He said: "After the morning services of remembrance in Alva Parish Church and Alva Baptist Church the two ministers, Rev Jim McNeil and Rev David Fraser, led a community Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial.

"Youth organisations and wreath bearers paraded behind the Clackmannanshire Brass Band to the Memorial where the band led the singing.

"Wreaths were laid on behalf of a number of local organisations including scouts, guides, Alva Academy, the churches, the Masons, the Alva Games Committee as well as by the vice-lieutenant, two councillors and the community council.

"The silence was observed and Last Post sounded before the piper played the Flowers of the Forest.

"Within the Parish Church, the display of knitted poppies of last year was repeated and augmented."

Wee County MSP Keith Brown, a former marine, attended three services in Dollar, Sauchie and Bridge of Allan.

He said: "On Remembrance Sunday we remember those who have lost their lives in past and current conflicts and we honour their memory.

"Those who serve in our armed forces make many sacrifices to keep us and others around the world safe and we owe them a debt of gratitude.

"These services offer us the opportunity to reflect on the horrors of war, learn from the lessons of the past and to further strengthen our commitment to peace.

"Today reminds us that there are no winners in war."