The town’s community council led the official remembrance on Wednesday with a wreath laid by secretary Doreen Jenkins, alongside others from around the world.
Many local residents also paid tribute on social media with photographs and memories.
Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell tweeted: “My thoughts with the family and friends of the the 270 victims and everyone else whose life was touched by the 1988 Lockerbie Air Disaster.” South Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine said: “Never forgotten. Twenty eight years ago today 270 people lost their lives at Lockerbie.” And NYC Aviation added: “Today, we pause to remember the 28th anniversary of the loss of # Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. #“.