THERE may have been no bands, no parades, no church ministers, no pomp and no circumstance, but the silent respect paid to those from Helensburgh and Lomond who gave their lives in the service of their country in two world wars was the same as it's been for the last hundred years.

While the Level 2 coronavirus restrictions in place across Argyll and Bute meant Remembrance Sunday had to be marked in a notably different way to previous years, wreaths were still laid individually at the memorials in Helensburgh, Cardross, Rhu and Shandon, Cove and Kilcreggan, and Arrochar and Tarbet, in addition to acts of remembrance held at or by the area's churches.

The commemorations continued on Wednesday – Armistice Day – when HM Naval Base Clyde played host to its annual service of remembrance, while more wreaths were laid at the area's war memorials.