WW100

Scotland

Commemorating WW1 100 years on and remembering 's involvement.

  • Serving up ANZAC Day porridge.

    Serving up ANZAC Day porridge.

  • Remembering a grandfather.

    Remembering
    a grandfather.

  • Paying respects 100 years on.

    Paying respects 100 years on.

  • Paying respects 100 years on.

    Remembering those who fought at Gallipoli.

  • Paying respects 100 years on.

    Honouring the ANZACs.

Why?

World War One touched the lives of millions of Scots at home and abroad, and continues to resonate today.

Of the 700,000 Scots who joined the forces, more than 100,000 died. Nearly every village, city and town in Scotland has some form of memorial displaying the names of their war dead.

WW100 Scotland aims to inform people about Scotland's unique contribution to World War One and help them discover the effects of the war on their local communities and its lasting impact on life in Scotland today.

The commemorations, which mark the 100th anniversary of the war, are a chance to remember the sacrifices made and reflect on what we can, and should, learn from the war which was meant to end all wars.

Find out more about the Scottish Commemorations Panel.

Scroll down to discover what's going on and how to get involved.

Blog

FREE FIRST USE

Lance Corporal Melissa Rodger of the Glasgow & Lanarkshire Battalion of the Army Cadet Force at The Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery in Arras.

Melissa's great great uncle of the Cameron Highlanders died at the Battle of Arras.

Lenny Warren / Warren Media
07860 830050  01355 229700
lenny@warrenmedia.co.uk
www.warrenmedia.co.uk

All images © Warren Media 2017. Free first use only for editorial in connection with the commissioning client's press-released story. All other rights are reserved. Use in any other context is expressly prohibited without prior permission.

THE SAILORS WHO FOUGHT IN THE TRENCHES

28th of April 2017

A visitor to some of the many Commonwealth War Graves Cemeteries in northern France might be surprised to find that there are a significant number of headstones which have the Royal Naval anchor inscribed upon them.  In addition to sailors

Read more
Arras

REMEMBERING THE SACRIFICES MADE AT ARRAS

21st of April 2017

As we commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Arras, it is important we share the stories of some of the brave men who made the ultimate sacrifice.  Two of these men were Corporal John Connell and Lance Sergeant Ian

Read more
Arras

REMEMBERING TWO SOLDIERS OF ARRAS

6th of April 2017

As the centenary commemorations of the Battle of Arras take place in Arras and Edinburgh on Sunday 9th April, we take some time to remember another two of the 18,000 Scots who so tragically lost their lives during the battle,

Read more
GovanHighMemorialfeatured

GOVAN HIGH SCHOOL'S FALLEN OF ARRAS

2nd of April 2017

Over the last seven years, Ian McCracken, archivist at Govan High School in Glasgow, has dedicated his time to researching the lives of the 64 men named on the school’s war memorial. Here, he pays tribute to the seven who

Read more
Read more Articles

Our partners

Educating Scotland

Creative Scotland

Historic Scotland

Royal commission on the historical monuments of scotland

OUR SUPPORTING PARTNERS

National Galleries Scotland

The National Library of Scotland

Museum Galleries Scotland

National Records of Scotland

Legion Scotland

Scottish opera

Scottish Ballet

Scottish National Orchestra

Scottish chamber orchestra

Scottish Maratime Museum

National Mining Museum Scotland

Scottish fisheries museum

 The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

#WW100SCOTLAND

Share your family stories and pictures using the hashtag #ww100scotland

Back to top

HAVE A STORY OR MEMORIAL EVENT YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE?

Please get in touch using the form below.

Contact

Do you have a story or event that you'd like to share?
We would love to hear from you

HAVE A STORY OR MEMORIAL EVENT YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE?

Please get in touch using the form below.

header