Parades and events are being planned across the country to honour the nation's servicemen and women as the fourth Armed Forces Day in Scotland was launched.
The celebrations will be held on Saturday June 30, with marches planned in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, as well as many towns throughout the country.
A parade will also be held in Dundee, where the 1st Battalion Scots Guards will receive the freedom of the city.
In 2011, Edinburgh was the official host city for Armed Forces Day and thousands of people enjoyed a packed programme of events, culminating in 2,500 military personnel making their way down the Royal Mile.
This year, the national event will take place in Plymouth.
The Royal Marine Band joined representatives from the RAF and the Army at HMS Caledonia in Fife on Wednesday to launch this year's celebrations.
Colonel Phil Bates, commander of Edinburgh Garrison, said: "Local authorities and communities across Scotland are really working hard to provide a great day full of celebrations in support of our armed forces.
"It's a chance for the public, who may not have much contact with military personnel, to meet us, speak to us about our experiences and understand a little bit better about what we get up to."
Commander Sarah West, commanding officer of HMS Portland, said: "I think Armed Forces Day is an ideal opportunity for us to get the public to know more about what we do.
"It's also an opportunity for us to acknowledge the service of the veterans and also of the reserve forces as well, which contribute so much to the armed forces."
Celebrations in Scotland will get under way this Saturday at the Stirling Military Show.
Wing Commander Roddy Dennis, officer commanding 6 Squadron at RAF Leuchars, said: "I think it is a fantastic opportunity for us to connect with the general public.
"We rely on their support so carefully, so this gives us a chance one day in the year to allow them to think about the armed forces, not just those who are still serving, but our veterans who have done such a fantastic job for the nation."
A spokesman for Veterans Scotland said: "We are reminded during this week of the exceptional bond which exists between the three services and the communities they live within and are supported by. This support and the trust of local people is vital to the military; enabling them to conduct their duties both at home and abroad."