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In pictures: Striking images from across Scotland this week

Photographers share their shots of war memorials and poppies ahead of Remembrance Day.

Remembrance: Photographers share images of poppies and memorials.
Remembrance: Photographers share images of poppies and memorials. Paul Macgregor / cropped

Welcome to Scotland from the Roadside, a weekly gallery showcasing some of the best images from around the country taken by you.

From opportune moments shot on smartphones to breathtaking landscapes captured in high definition, each week we share a selection of interesting pictures taken by people on their travels around Scotland.

We have partnered up with the Scotland from the Roadside Facebook group, a popular destination for trading photos and stories, which has drawn in more than 100,000 members.

Each week, we ask the page's creators, Bruce Philip and Linda Curran, to select their favourite images shared on the page over the past seven days.

Ahead of Remembrance Day, this week photographers have been sharing their #roadsideremembrance images from war memorials to poppy wreaths.

Veterans of the Womens Royal Army Corps by Jane Morrison

Female veterans reunined at Spean Bridge near Fort William.
Female veterans reunined at Spean Bridge near Fort William. Jane Morrison

"This is a group photograph of a reunion of female veterans from the Womens Royal Army Corps who meet every year in Fort William," explains Arlene Reid.

"We have a remembrance service at The Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge to remember fallen soldiers and sisters who have protected us and gave us freedom throughout the years.

"It is especially poigniant as we are celebrating 100 years of women in the armed forces.

"The WRAC was active from 1949 and disbanded in 1992, not forgetting the ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service 1938-1949) and QARANC (Queen Alexandra's Royal Army nursing Corps 1949-present)."

Candlelit Glow over Nairn War Memorial by Joss Ward

A moonbow appears over Nairn's war memorial.
A moonbow appears over Nairn's war memorial. Joss Ward

"I live very close to Nairn War Memorial, which commemorates the residents of Nairn County who were killed or missing in the First World War, Second World War and other conflicts," Joss says.

"This particular evening I was aware of the moonbow and waited for the moment I could photograph the column with the moon above.

"The effect I hoped to achieve was the memorial in the image of a nine-metre candle, shining light over the names of all the men and women who sadly lost their lives."

Hidden Memorial by Margaret Gray

A statue hidden away in the North Inch in Perth.
A statue hidden away in the North Inch in Perth. Margaret Gray

"I live close by in Scone and any time I see this statue in the south end of the North Inch in Perth I think it's such a shame that it is tucked away in a corner and a lot of people don't know that it is there," Margaret says.

"It is beside the flood defence gates near the bridge. I thought it is a fitting tribute for this week."

Monument to the Fallen by Al Beattie

Inveraray's war memorial against a bright blue evening sky.
Inveraray's war memorial against a bright blue evening sky. Al Beattie

"We were staying in Inveraray and went for a walk after dinner," Al says.

"It was twilight and the colour of the sky added a beautiful background to the shot."

Islay's American Monument by Donna Andrews

The stone structure sits on Mull of Oa, Islay.
The stone structure sits on Mull of Oa, Islay. Donna Andrews

"I was visiting Islay from California and, in reviewing a map of local highlights, noticed the inclusion of the American Monument which commemorates the loss of life following the sinking of two troop transports - Tuscania (February 5, 1918) and Otranto (October 6, 1918) - off the Islay coast," Donna explains.

"It's truly a place of beauty and quiet contemplation.

"One of the plaques on the monument contains the following inscription: 'On Fame's Eternal camping ground - Their silent tents are spread - While Glory keeps with solemn round - The bivouac of the dead.'"

Amongst the Barley by Debbie Neilson

A bright red poppy found hidden among the barley near St Andrews.
A bright red poppy found hidden among the barley near St Andrews. Debbie Neilson

"I loved seeing the brightly coloured poppies in amongst the barley when I drove past the field near St Andrews," Debbie says.

"Poppies are such a simple delicate flower but can conjure up many memories."

The Russian Arctic Convoy Club Memorial by Julia McBeath Alexander‎

The sunset sets the scene for the memorial at Cove, Wester Ross.
The sunset sets the scene for the memorial at Cove, Wester Ross. Julia McBeath Alexander‎

"I live not far from this memorial, it is a lovely peaceful place in all weathers but I like it best when the sun sets behind the memorial stone," Julia says.

"I often just stand and think of all those who braved the wild seas in times of trouble.

"We now have an Arctic Convoy museum close by in Aultbea, a really interesting place to visit if you are in Wester Ross."

Strathaven War Memorial by Stewart Daniels

Strathaven's war memorial as the sun rises.
Strathaven's war memorial as the sun rises. Stewart Daniels

"I live in Strathaven and I took it on Remembrance Sunday last year on my way home from night shift," explains Stewart.

"There was a lovely sunrise as I entered Strathaven and I took the opportunity to head up to the memorial to capture it with the early light falling on it and I thought that the poppy bench gave good foreground interest."

Poppies in the Window by John Dyer

A tribute to the fallen in the window of St Kilda's church.
A tribute to the fallen in the window of St Kilda's church. John Dyer

"I took this photo on a visit to St Kilda," explains John.

"This is inside the church on Hirta, the main island of the archipelago, which is the only Unesco Dual World Heritage Site in the UK.

"I was very touched to see that even on what was called the 'edge of the world' at one time, they remember the fallen."

He adds: "The church and the school are connected and it's like visiting a place from our recent history.

"It's a place I will return to again because, like most people who visit it, they feel its a once seen, never forgotten place."

The Straloch War Memorial by Paul Macgregor

The memorial near Pitlochry on a snowy day.
The memorial near Pitlochry on a snowy day. Paul Macgregor

"I pass the monument quite often while out driving at work and said I would have to stop and get some pictures one day," Paul explains.

"Forunately on Remembrance Day in 2016 I just happened to be passing it again and took my opportunity.

"The fact that it had been snowing that morning just added to the moment as well as making the red of the wreath stand out."

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