A talk commemorating the feats of Scottish soldiers will take place at Cleish Village Hall near Kinross on Friday 24th March at 7.30pm.
Hosted by Colonel A K Miller, ‘In the Footsteps of Allenby’ will particularly explore those involved in the 52nd Lowland Division who fought in the Palestinian Campaign 100 years ago.
Those who fought throughout this campaign were not professional soldiers but instead members of the Territorial Force, raised from their local communities including The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 5th Battalion from north Renfrewshire.
Unlike the trench warfare of the Western Front, the Palestine Campaign was one of manoeuvre warfare that lead to the successful conquest of the Holy Land – at one point the Division marched 69 miles and fought four major actions in a period of 9 days.
Speaker Colonel A K Miller served 34 years in The Argylls and is now the project director for the redevelopment of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum in Stirling Castle.
The event will explore the significance to Britain of the war with the Turks; the human story of the soldiers and the battles they fought; and finally the post-war division of the Near East which led to the present-day legacy.
Tickets are available on the door for £5, with proceeds from the talk divided between Cleish Village Hall and the Thin Red Line Appeal, which supports the redevelopment of the museum.
Read more about the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders’ role in World War One here.