A time capsule, a series of educational resources based on the award-winning production of Far Far From Ypres, and a map of Scottish Memorials on the Western Front are being handed over to Poppyscotland as part of Scotland’s WW1 centenary legacy.
One hundred stories of Scotland’s WW1 – told through the perspective of 100 young artists – feature in an innovative new installation launched today at the Scottish Parliament which will be on display until Friday 20 September before touring Scotland.
As Scotland’s WW1 centenary commemorations come to a close, WW100 Scotland has produced a report on the activity of the Scottish Commemorations Panel since it was established in 2013, and what has been achieved throughout this period.
Scotland’s WW1 story is set to be told from the perspective of 100 young artists from across the country as part of an innovative new installation, announced today by WW100 Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Parliament. Read more
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.
HRH The Prince Charles, Lord Of The Isles and Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon joined hundreds at the Iolaire Memorial in Stornoway today to remember those involved in the tragic sinking of HMY Iolaire on New Year’s Day 1919.
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.
Over 100 secondary school pupils attended an educational event to mark the final year of Scotland’s World War One centenary programme at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh today, with a series of talks and workshops focusing on the aftermath of the war.
Schools are invited to apply for places at the WW100 Scotland Education Event on Thursday 6 December at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.
Over 1,000 people, including members of the public, WW1 descendants and dignitaries, attended a multi-generational Service at 4pm in Glasgow Cathedral today to mark the 100th anniversary of the First Armistice.
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.
The names of all those who died serving on behalf of Scotland in the First World War will be projected onto the Scottish Parliament building on Sunday 11 November 2018 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.
Descendants of four brothers who died during World War One, including William Herbert Anderson who was awarded the Victoria Cross, today came together to launch the commemoration in Scotland that will mark the 100th anniversary of the First Armistice.
Musicians from across Scotland and beyond are being encouraged to take part in a global Armistice Day concert for cooperation, reconciliation and peace.
Islanders and descendants of American soldiers and British crewmen who lost their lives when HMS Otranto sank off Islay gathered on the centenary of WW1’s worst convoy disaster to pay their respects.
A restored train coach of the same type involved in the Quintinshill rail disaster in 1915 is set to go on display in Leith in November as part of a series of events in the area marking 100 years since the end of World War One.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport is looking for bells of any sort and in any location to join in with a bell ringing across the country and worldwide at 12.30pm on 11th November to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice which signaled the end of the First World War.
Leading Scottish actors will take part in a unique event with readings and music to mark the extraordinary efforts a Scottish church in London took to look after Scottish soldiers in the First World War.
Schools across Scotland are being invited to nominate two teachers and up to eight pupils to attend Scotland’s commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the First Armistice, taking place at Glasgow Cathedral on Sunday 11 November 2018 at 4pm.
A party of “Old and Bold” from the King’s Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB) Association, together with serving soldiers from 1 SCOTS , and several friends, will conduct a pilgrimage to commemorate the events of the final year of WW1.