Thousands of people turned out to pay their respects and remember those who gave their lives in service of their country.
On the 100th anniversary of guns finally falling silent on the Western Front, communities across the north-east marked the momentous moment with services at war memorials.
In Aberdeen, a dreich morning drizzle gave way to blue skies just in time for the serving forces, reserves, veterans and cadets to march towards Cowdray Hall.
They were met by thousands of members of the public, friends and family who packed out the surrounding streets to watch the Remembrance Sunday ceremony.
Representatives of the armed forces and ex-service organisations gathered in Little Belmont Street ahead of the ceremony and marched to the Schoolhill memorial, led by Grampian Police Scotland Pipe Band.
In an emotional service, poems were read by schoolchildren from Lochside Academy and prayers were recited before the streets fell silent for two minutes to mark the Armistice.
The Lord Provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett led the laying of wreaths at the memorial while Bon Accord Silver Band also played a number of songs.
Mr Crockett, who was joined by other councillors at the memorial, said: “It was a remarkable event.
“The people of Aberdeen really rallied in unprecedented ways.
“I think the number of people attending was greater than it’s been for decades.
“The respectful atmosphere among the people was very moving.
“We had a very large contingent of current and former servicemen. We had 50 or so poppy wreaths laid.
“It really showed Aberdeen is rallying round.
“No community in Scotland has done as much I don’t think to mark the centenary.
“It makes anybody very proud to be an Aberdonian.”
He added: “These acts of commemoration are but a small way for us to remember the loss of life 100 years ago in a war to end all wars.
“We remember all of those who have given their lives and those who have been injured physically and mentally by conflict.”
A church service was held at the Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting at the end of the ceremony.
James McAuslan, who attended the ceremony, said: “It was lovely. It was very moving.
“My daughter has just joined the RAF cadets so I thought it was a good opportunity to bring her along.
“Her grandfather was actually a colonel in the Hungarian army so it’s just to give her a bit of an understanding what Armistice Day is about.
Another attendee, Helen Titley, said: “It’s good to remember and I think we need to remember.
“My family have been in the forces and friends of mine have been in Afghanistan and places.
“My family members were in the Second World War.”
Similar events took place across the north-east, with locals turning out to show their respect and remember those lost.
Councillor Ross Cassie, who represents the Troup ward, attended a ceremony in Rosehearty.
He said: “It went very well.
“There was the laying of the wreath and the silence and the names were read out.”
Fraserburgh councillor Charles Buchan said the event was “extremely successful”.
He added: “At the memorial the number of townspeople was huge. The youth organisations in particular were out in force.
“They had to go up during the wreath laying in pairs otherwise it was taking forever.
“There was a huge amount of obvious respect.”
Fellow ward councillor Brian Topping, who laid a wreath at the event, said: “The actual parade was the biggest ever.
“I think the fact it was the 100th year resonated with a lot of people.”
Stonehaven councillor Sarah Dickinson attended the church service in the town.
She said: “It was extremely well supported. The church was absolutely packed. It was close to 200 names that were read out and with each name the bell was ringing.
“It was incredibly sobering and poignant.”
Meanwhile, Graeme Mitchell, 46, his brother Neil, 44, and Neil’s son Craig , 10, marked the centenary commemorating the many fallen pipers by attending the Peterculter War Memorial at 6am yesterday, where they played The Battle’s O’er.
The family also honoured Graeme’s great uncle John Mitchell, who was killed in the Second World War.
Lone pipers also played at Huntly, Methlick and Inverallochy war memorials at 6am yesterday.