A north-east MSP has paid tribute to those who have served in the armed forces.
A debate was held at the Scottish Parliament with MSPs discussing community support for veterans.
Stewart Stevenson, who represents Banffshire & Buchan Coast, said the experience of service personnel in conflict meant they had needs after serving in the forces.
Speaking in parliament, he said: “A week ago in my constituency, the community came together for the re-dedication of a memorial marking the commencement of the war.
“The Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire, Clare Russell, said ‘the dedication will in no way glorify war or mark any kind of celebration of what was one of the darkest moments in the history of mankind. Rather, it will be an occasion for people to remember and to work for peace’.
“It was a truly inter-generational tribute, as members of the Royal British Legion stood alongside uniformed youth organisations.
“That happened around Scotland, which indicates the respect and regard that we have for our veterans.
“I am proud that we have taken the steps that we have in Scotland. Other nations in these islands equally respect our veterans, but they support them in different ways and they could learn a little bit from the way that we do it.”
Mr Stevenson added: “The needs of veterans extends long after they have left the forces and it’s important we have the organisations and support in case to deliver the help they may need.”