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.

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YSABEL BIRKBECK: EXTRACTS FROM THE LIFE OF A SWH AMBULANCE DRIVER

29th of November 2017

As we commemorate the centenary of the death and funeral of Elsie Inglis, we also reflect on the remarkable accomplishments her brave and determined Scottish Women’s Hospitals (SWH) colleagues. In this post, Marsali Taylor shares the story of her Aunt

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A SERB'S VIEW ON DR ELSIE INGLIS - THE SERBIAN MOTHER FROM SCOTLAND

16th of November 2017

A guest blog by Predrag Stefanovic I am a Serb living in Scotland. Ask anyone in Serbia about Elsie Inglis and there is a very good chance they will be able to tell you something about this remarkable Scottish woman. So

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DR. ELSIE INGLIS – THE SERBIAN MOTHER FROM SCOTLAND

8th of November 2017

Amateur historian and landscape gardener Alan Cumming has been researching the story of Elsie and the Scottish Women’s Hospitals for four years.  While attending a football match in Serbia where Elsie spent most of her war years and is affectionately

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POETRY OF WW1: WILFRED OWEN

29th of September 2017

Wilfred Owen is renowned as one of the most influential World War One poets.  To commemorate the centenary of his stay at Edinburgh's Craiglockhart Hospital in 1917 where he penned some of his most famous work, a series of events

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Historic Scotland

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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

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