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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GOVAN HIGH SCHOOL’S FALLEN OF PASSCHENDAELE

17th of July 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. In a guest blog in April, he paid

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Their comrades had met their death in an inferno, which left only the skeletons of the carriages and which had twisted ironwork into shapeless masses. The igniting gas on the troop train had proved more deadly than the poison gas fumes used by the Germans in the trenches. (Daily Sketch - Photographs).

REMEMBERING QUINTINSHILL - THE PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF A GRETNA LOCAL

19th of May 2017

On 22 May 1915, 216 men from the 1st/7th (Leith) Battalion of The Royal Scots were killed and a further 220 were injured when they were involved in a collision near Gretna as they made their way to Gallipoli to

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Scottish school children lay poppy crosses at the WW100 Scotland Service at Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery in Arras France, led by the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Right Rev Dr Russell Barr.

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THE BATTLE OF ARRAS 1917 - 2017 - COMMEMORATIVE FILM

18th of May 2017

On Friday 7 April 2017, 72 history pupils representing each local authority in Scotland departed for France to participate in Scotland's international Battle of Arras commemorations. In addition to attending a commemorative service at Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery and a Beating

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REMEMBERING ARRAS: THE SCOT WHO FELL ON THE PENULTIMATE DAY

15th of May 2017

As we approach the end of the centenary of the Battle of Arras, we share the tragic story of Private Currie, who fought valiantly throughout the battle, but lost his life in the final days. John Moffat Currie, an 18-year

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