Towns and cities across Scotland are preparing to honour Scottish troops as part of the UK's second Armed Forces Day.
In the week which saw the 300th British soldier die in Afghanistan, the day gives the public the opportunity to salute war heroes past and present.
Parades will be held in ten locations throughout the country, including Glasgow and Edinburgh, while a military flypast will take place in Aberdeen at 11:15am on Saturday, where First Minister Alex Salmond will attend the celebrations.
In the Capital, serving soldiers, fresh-faced cadets and war veterans will walk together from Edinburgh Castle to The Mound via the City Chambers and Waverley Bridge starting at 1pm.
Edinburgh Lord Provost George Grubb will take the salute of the parade.
He said: "This year's Armed Forces Day celebrations in the capital look certain to repeat the great success of last year's event.
"We're expecting hundreds of veterans, serving personnel and young cadets to parade from Edinburgh Castle to Princes Street Gardens, watched by friends and family."
Free events will be also staged in the afternoon at the Ross Bandstand in West Princes Street Gardens, with music, stalls and an inflatable assault course. The day will end with a Ceremony of Beating Retreat.
Cardiff is the city hosting this year's UK events, but it could be Edinburgh next year. a decision will be announced in the Capital later in the afternoon.
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will attend events in Glasgow, which include a military parade, live entertainment and military displays.
Veterans' charity Erskine will launch a welfare awareness drive in Glasgow with a roadshow bus in George Square, aimed at veterans and serving personnel.
Aberdeen's festivities, which include vintage military vehicles and pipe bands, will start at 11am at Albyn Place in Castlegate before troops from 45 Commando and RAF Lossiemouth march down Union Street.
Other events will be held in Keith in Banffshire, East Kilbride, Ayr, Dumfries, Dingwall in Ross-shire, and Arbroath and Montrose in Angus.