A memorial stone has been dedicated to all Scottish soldiers who lost their lives while on operations in Northern Ireland.
Mourners heard hymns, prayers and a blessing
Up to 20 families, some of them making their first trip to the province, travelled to see the stone unveiled.
The dedication ceremony took place at the Palace Barracks in Holywood, Co Down.
A total of 42 Scottish servicemen lost their lives while serving, 32 of whom were killed by republican terrorists.
Some of the bereaved families gathered with senior officers, including colonels of the regiments.
The stone commemorates deceased soldiers from the Royal Scots, Kings Own Scottish Borderers, Royal Highland Fusiliers, Black Watch, The Highlanders,
Queens Own Highlanders, Gordon Highlanders and Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders regiments.
Too many of Scotland's sons have been killed or have died here
Sir Alistair Irwin
Sir Alistair Irwin, the Colonel Commandant of the Scottish Division and former General Officer Commanding in Northern Ireland, told the mourners their relatives had made a great sacrifice.
"Too many of Scotland's sons have been killed or have died here but the cause for which they served is and was a noble one," he said.
The stone was dedicated following a memorial service in the grounds of the barracks, which lie just outside Belfast.
The gathered mourners heard hymns, prayers and a blessing before a lone piper played the Last Post.
The stone lies in a memorial garden
Soldiers in regimental dress then marched the short distance to the one-and-a-half acre memorial garden where the stone rests.
It stands alongside others paying their respects to the fallen members of other regiments.
Lieutenant Colonel Jonny Gray, the commanding officer of the First Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, which is based at Palace Barracks, said the day was very important to those who had lost loved ones.
"I think it's very important for the families that they see that we do continue to remember them," he said.
"We often say 'their names shall not be forgotten' and this is a very tangible example of the fact that that is true."