BANKIES paid their silent tributes on Sunday to the men and women who gave their lives in the service of their country.

Remembrance Sunday commemorations were held at the war memorials in Clydebank, Duntocher, Old Kilpatrick, Bowling and at churches across the area, as poppy wreaths were laid in memory of those who left their homes to serve their country in both world wars, and in conflicts across the globe since then, and did not return.

Representatives of the armed forces were joined by local and national politicians, including Holyrood MSP Marie McNair and Westminster MP Martin Docherty-Hughes, and by community groups from throughout the area in observing the traditional two minutes’ silence.

Clydebank’s Salvation Army band provided the music at the town’s act of remembrance, with the service led by Major Dean Logan and the Last Post played by Michael Young.

At the Duntocher and Hardgate war memorial in Goldenhill Park, a short service of remembrance was led by the Rev Paul Read, locum minister at Duntocher Trinity Parish Church, while piper Ian Cowan played the lament The Flowers o’ The Forest to signal the start of the two-minute silence.