My duties as Chief Executive are many and varied, but none is more humbling than that of representing the Council at the Remembrance events.
On Sunday the ceremony at the city war memorial and service at the St Nicholas Kirk were moving and thought provoking in equal measure as we joined the nation in remembering the sacrifices made in conflict.
Those from our own organisation were joined by other public service representatives as well as the armed forces, including reserves and cadets, and a variety of groups and individuals from throughout Aberdeen and beyond.
An enormous amount of planning and preparation is required to ensure the smooth running of the Remembrance programme. I thank everyone who played their part in that operation and ensured the city once again was able to pay its respects in a fitting manner.