OVER six thousand people turned up at beaches across Scotland on Sunday to pay tribute to the fallen men and women of the First World War.
Danny Boyle’s Pages of the Sea project saw five World War One heroes commemorated through large-scale 100ft beach portraits by sand artists Sand in Your Eye.
Members of the public were also asked to draw their own sand portraits of the fallen, be it of their own family member or of a chosen local who contributed to the war effort.
Stunning drone footage reveals the artistic scale of the remarkable portraits, which were drawn at West Sands in St Andrews, Scapa beach in Orkney, Ayr Beach, Roseisle beach on the Moray Firth and Culla Bay beach on the Isle of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides. St Ninians beach on Shetland was used by members of the public to draw their own depictions.
A commissioned poem by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy was read out at each location.
As the tide came in, each portrait was washed away, signifying a poignant farewell to the heroes who gave their lives and whose lives were changed by war forever.
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