A woman has fired Edinburgh's famous One O'Clock Gun on the castle ramparts for the first time.
Bombardier Jones is the first woman to fire the gun
Bombardier Allison Jones, 34, is a member of 207 Battery, 105 Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers).
The bombardier, who is a manager at a 10-pin bowling centre in civilian life, has been appointed as a temporary District Gunner.
A number of gunners have been carrying out the role while a replacement is established for the late Tam the Gun.
Staff Sergeant Tam McKay, who died last year after a battle against cancer, had been District Gunner for 26 years.
Bombardier Jones, from Glasgow, has been a member of the Territorial Army for 12 years.
She said: "It was a great honour to be the first female soldier ever to fire the One O'Clock Gun, but it was also tinged with sadness as I knew Tam for eight years.
"I was so nervous I did not get much sleep last night, but today adrenalin took over.
"Everything went very well, which I am proud of, and I'll be expecting a few drinks from my friends in the regiment when I next see them. I would love to be able to do it again."