COMMUNITIES across the Wee County help to mark VE75 in their own ways, as lockdown scuppered bigger plans.

In Menstrie, volunteers distributed medals, flags and a time capsule activity pack to nearly 400 children in the village last week.

The 75th anniversary VE Day initiative saw the volunteers deliver items to 397 young people to help mark the occasion.

Further along in the Hillfoots, folks on an Alva street did not let the coronavirus get in the way of the important day.

While observing social distancing rules, a couple of people at Minto Gardens made and delivered high teas to elderly residents.

Folks there observed two minute's of silence on their doorsteps at 11am and listed to We'll Meet Again at 9.30pm.

Elsewhere at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, staff also marked the occasion, joining in the national two minute's silence.

They also enjoyed a sing along with a virtual performance of We'll Meet Again.

The performance was specifically recorded and put together for the occasion by the NHS Forth Valley Nurses Choir.

It came shortly before International Nurses Day as well, which was marked yesterday (Tuesday, May 12).

The recording was later shared on the NHS Forth Valley YouTube page with an introduction from Professor Angela Wallace, director of nursing.

She said: “We are all reminded of the selflessness, bravery and courage that nurses shared with the men and women who fought for and gave so much for this precious victory and for a world that owes such and enduring debt.”