Fifers displayed their solidarity with civilians trapped in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday night.
Bonfires were lit on beaches along the region’s coastline at St Andrews, Crail and Dysart, mirroring similar “beacons” displayed on the southern side of the Forth.
The Light for Aleppo campaign was part of a worldwide day of support for those caught up in the country’s civil war, with pictures of the various bonfires having been posted online.
At St Andrews East Sands, the crowd was addressed by St Andrews University Chaplain Donald MacEwan, while Marie Penman, who organised the Dysart bonfire, said: “There have been lots of horrible things in the news recently, but we have to cling to the hope that there is still more good in the world than bad.”
The plan to light beacons along the Firth of Forth came from the chaplaincy at Edinburgh University, with Reverend Dr Harriet Harris, saying: “Every day, the people of Aleppo have less food and fewer medical supplies, and aid is not getting through.
“We want them to know that they are not forgotten.
“The people of the world are watching and are upholding their humanity.
“We are helpless to deliver food, medicine or peace, but we will light beacons to send a message of solidarity and hope to stem despair and renew resolve.”