The Jellicoe Express, the dedicated railway service established during World War One to transport navy personnel throughout the country, is being commemorated with a programme of plaque-unveilings to coincide with the visit of a steam-hauled train to Scotland.
On Sunday 9 April, hundreds of people turned out to the WW100 Scotland Service at Faubourg d’Amiens Cemetery in Arras, France to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Arras.
Seventy-two S3 history pupils representing each local authority in Scotland are set for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to France to observe the centenary of the Battle of Arras at Scotland’s commemorations.
La bataille d’Arras est celle qui a réuni la plus grande concentration de troupes écossaises au cours d’une seule bataille de toute la Première Guerre mondiale.
To launch the WW100 Scotland commemorations taking place in France and Scotland, Alasdair Hutton OBE, narrator for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, whose grandfather was gravely injured but survived the Battle of Arras, was joined by singer Amy Hawthorn, young members of Cockenzie and Port Seton Pipes and Drums Euan Williamson, 13, and Carys Grieve, 13, and cadets Connor Mullen, 14, Melissa Rodger 14, and Kimberely Dougal, 16, from the Glasgow and Lanarkshire Battalion Army Cadet Force.
A talk commemorating the feats of Scottish soldiers will take place at Cleish Village Hall near Kinross on Friday 24th March at 7.30pm.
Scotland will mark the Battle of Arras and the centenary of the death of Dr Elsie Inglis as part of this year’s World War One commemorations, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has announced.
A new video documenting the King’s Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB) Association’s commemorative trip to the Somme in October 2016 can now be viewed.
One hundred senior history pupils from across Scotland enjoyed a series of educational and interactive sessions at the WW100 Scotland annual Educational Event, held at the Mitchell Library yesterday.
You can now explore the devastating impact of World War One on the people of Scotland on the go, with two new digital apps launched by National Museum’s Scotland’s innovative Next of Kin project.
A three generation party based on the King’s Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB) Association have just returned from a pilgrimage to commemorate the centenary of one of the most tragic battles of World War One.
Revered violinist Maxim Vengerov, in Edinburgh for a sold out recital at the Usher Hall last night, took time to handle the Wilfred Owen violin, a commemorative violin crafted to mark the centenary of World War One.
Hundreds of people joined military personnel, veterans and descendants at an overnight vigil at the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh Castle to mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme on Friday 1 July.
NATIONAL COMMEMORATIONS TO BE HELD 30 JUNE AND 1 JULY
Organisers and descendants came together today ahead of an overnight vigil that will take place at the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh Castle on Thursday 30 June and Friday 1 July. It will mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme.
Pupils from Burnhaven Primary School paid tribute to those who fought and fell at the Battle of Jutland during a three day all-expenses paid trip to Orkney.
Hundreds lined the streets of Rosyth and South Queensferry today (Saturday, May 28) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland.
Scotland’s first dazzle ship, a piece titled Every Woman by artist Ciara Phillips, was today unveiled on Prince Alexander Dock, Leith by Edinburgh Art Festival, the UK’s largest annual festival of visual arts, and 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary. Phillips has “dazzled” MV Fingal, marking 100 years since the Battle of Jutland.
Local residents and visitors to Fife, Edinburgh and The Lothians are being urged to get along to South Queensferry this Saturday 28 May for a series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval battle of the First World War. Read more
Members of the public can now apply for tickets to attend a vigil commemorating the centenary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916, taking place at the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh Castle on the evening of Thursday 30 June.