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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NORMAN DRUMMOND: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED FROM ALL THIS?

4th of February 2019

The final year of the World War One centenary saw us deliver a number of memorable events - remembering the SS Tuscania and HMS Otranto tragedies in Islay, our War on the Home Front Conference in St Andrews, the Far,

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THE WW100 SCOTLAND ARMISTICE CENTENARY PRAYER

11th of November 2018

To mark the Centenary of the First Armistice, Professor Norman Drummond, chair of WW100 Scotland the Scottish Commemorations Panel, has composed a commemorative prayer. It was read by three generations of a German/Scottish family, along with Commonwealth representatives from Canada,

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WW100 SCOTLAND: LOOKING AHEAD THROUGH 2018

2nd of March 2018

Following his reflections on commemorative events of 2017, Professor Norman Drummond CBE FRSE, Chair of the Scottish Commemorations Panel and WW100 Scotland, looks ahead through the 2018 programme. On Friday 4 May 2018 on Islay, WW100 Scotland will hold centenary commemorations of

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WW100 SCOTLAND: LOOKING BACK OVER 2017

23rd of February 2018

Professor Norman Drummond CBE FRSE, Chair of the Scottish Commemorations Panel and WW100 Scotland, reflects on Scotland's commemorative events of 2017. WW100 Scotland and the Scottish Commemorations Panel is very grateful to all those who in various parts of Scotland have arranged and

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Scottish National Orchestra

Scottish chamber orchestra

Scottish Maratime Museum

National Mining Museum Scotland

Scottish fisheries museum

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