As Edinburgh prepares to remember the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces, the city’s tram network has announced free travel for veterans and serving members of the army, navy and air force.

On both Saturday, November 11 - the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I - and Remembrance Sunday on November 12, they will be able to take up the offer by wearing their uniform or showing their military ID.

In the lead-up to events marking the annual act of national remembrance and reflection, poppies will also be on display in tram windows as a further mark of respect to all those who fell in two world wars and more recent conflicts.

Lea Harrison, a former serviceman and now Edinburgh Trams Managing Director, commented: “Offering free travel to members of the armed services, past and present, is the least we can do to show our gratitude to them for all they have done to keep our country safe.

“Many members of the Edinburgh Trams team are from military backgrounds, and we’re passionate about showing our gratitude to all those who have served their country with such commitment and bravery.”

As a further mark of respect, on both days, all tram services will be brought safely to a stop at 11.00 am to observe a two-minute silence as part of the national acts of remembrance.