ARMISTICE Day was cold and crisp as the communities of the Cowdenbeath and Lochgelly area took to the streets to pay their respects to the fallen.

Remembrance Day services marking the 99th year since the end of the Great War were held with tributes to those who lost their lives in the service of their country.

Lochgelly turned out in great numbers on Sunday with Lochgelly High School Pipe Band leading the parade from Lochgelly Centre to the cenotaph in Bank Street, where the music was provided by Lochgelly Brass Band.

Lieutenant Commander Garth Atkinson of the Royal Navy led the wreath bearers and officiating clergy for the service were Deacon Pamela Scott, Father Nicholas Grace and Major Mary McDonald.

The Lest We Forget club, who organised the parade, thanked all those who took part.

Politicians Lesley Laird MP and Annabelle Ewing MSP were among those who attended the remembrance service at the First World War memorial in the Public Park.

The parade of people who were laying wreaths then left the library to walk to the Town House war memorial.

The annual laying of poppy crosses took place at Ballingry Cemetery and there was a service before the parade from Lochore Bowling Club, up Lochleven Road to the war memorial where wreaths were laid.

Remembrance services also took place in Cardenden, Lumphinnans, Kelty, Crossgates and Hill of Beath.