Remembrance Sunday Carluke and Lanark 2014 Slideshow

IN towns and villages throughout Clydesdale on Sunday people of all generations gathered to honour their war dead.

The fact that 2014 saw the centenary of the start of the first global war perhaps had a lot to do with the large attendances but a soft, sunny autumnal day rather than the usual grey chill also helped.

We will remember them...now and forever more for our fallen heroes made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could enjoy our freedom (Pics by James Clare)

We will remember them...now and forever more for our fallen heroes made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could enjoy our freedom (Pics by James Clare)

Believed at the time to be the war to end all wars, tribute was paid to the fallen from 1914-18, as well as those who fell in the Second World War and subsquent combats.

In Lanark and Lesmahagow the younger generation in the uniformed organisations formed up to parade; while ex-servicemen, local families and politicians all paid their own tribute in churches and at war memorials throughout the area.

Some 15 wreaths were laid below the plaques of names inside Lanark’s Memorial Hall after a parade led by Lanark and District Pipe Band up the High Street.

And a massive turnout in Carluke saw youngsters from the uniformed organisations and ordinary families form a semi-circle round the Market Square, where wreaths were laid on the memorial to the fallen of the Second World War.

The sombre ceremonies were repeated in towns and tiny hamlets as Clydesdale again paid tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Freelance photographer James Clare captured the tributes in Carluke and Lanark and his pictures are featured in our slideshow.