THE community in Selkirk came together on Sunday morning to pay their respects to those who have given their lives in conflict and those still in service.

Led by David Deacon, the service at the town’s war memorial saw local representatives lay wreaths.

Mr Deacon also highlighted that this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Iraq War.

Following the two-minute silence, Reverend Scott Guy, of Selkirk Parish Church, spoke and led the gathering in prayer.

Reverend Guy prayed for peace and tolerance, and the end of global conflicts – including those in Ukraine, Gaza and Israel.

Selkirk Pipe Band then led the parade along the Valley, round to the Market Place and along the High Street.

Leading up to Remembrance Sunday Mr Deacon had also been raising vital funds for Poppy Scotland.

For 51 weeks he went without shaving and grew out his beard ahead of a sponsored beard shave at the November Farmers’ Market in Selkirk last weekend (November 4).

Over the last year Mr Deacon has raised £1,140 for Poppy Scotland – more than double his original target of £500.