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NORMAN DRUMMOND: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED FROM ALL THIS?

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, Far from Ypres commemorative tour which visited ten venues across Scotland, the Centenary of the First Armistice at Glasgow Cathedral, our final education event at the National Museum of Scotland, and finally, marking the Iolaire tragedy in Stornoway on New Year’s Day.

As the commemorative programme comes to an end,  Professor Norman Drummond CBE FRSE, chair of  the Scottish Commemorations Panel and WW100 Scotland, reflects on the final year of events in Scotland, and what we have learned from it all.

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NATIONAL IOLAIRE TRAGEDY CENTENARY COMMEMORATION ANNOUNCED

HRH The Prince Charles, Lord of the Isles and the First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon will be present at a commemoration to remember the tragic sinking of HMY Iolaire, which hit ‘The Beasts of Holm’ rocks, around 20 yards from Stornoway’s coastline as it brought men home from World War One.  Of around 300 on board, over 200 men from Lewis and Harris perished along with the crew.

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THE WW100 SCOTLAND ARMISTICE CENTENARY PRAYER

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, Australia and New Zealand at Scotland’s Commemorative Service for the Centenary of the First Armistice.

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