The British, American, French and Germany Navies paid their respects at sea off the coast of Islay, remembering around 700 US servicemen and British crew members who lost their lives when SS TUSCANIA and HMS OTRANTO sunk in 1918.
Representatives from the U.K, U.S.A., France and Germany today gathered together on the small island of Islay, off the west coast of Scotland, to remember the island’s contribution to World War One and the loss of two British troop ships carrying American soldiers to fight alongside the Allies.
A Stars and Stripes U.S. flag produced overnight on the island of Islay so that the American soldiers who died after the sinking of the SS Tuscania could be buried with honour under their own flag is making the 3,500 mile journey back to Islay one hundred years on.
The centenary of the end of the First World War will be marked by an exhibition on the history and significance of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance at the National War Museum in Edinburgh Castle.
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.
Professor Norman Drummond CBE FRSE, Chair of the Scottish Commemorations Panel and WW100 Scotland, reflects on Scotland’s commemorative events of 2017.
A new sculpture will be created to commemorate hundreds of sailors who lost their lives when the naval yacht which was carrying them home at the end of World War One was wrecked off the coast of Lewis.
People of Islay today came together to remember the hundreds of soldiers and crew who lost their lives when the British ship SS Tuscania, carrying American troops, sank off the coast of the island on 5 February 100 years ago.
A year-long programme of events marking Islay’s contribution to World War One and the loss of two British troop ships carrying American soldiers to fight alongside the Allies have been launched today.
Education charity Never Such Innocence is inviting teachers, children and young people from across Scotland to attend an evening of commemoration through song, poetry and art at Edinburgh Castle on Thursday 7 December.
Scotland yesterday commemorated the remarkable achievements of Dr Elsie Inglis and the Scottish Women’s Hospitals during the WW1 effort, 100 years to the minute since the start of her funeral in 1917. A service of thanksgiving was held at 2pm in Edinburgh’s St Giles Cathedral, the same location as the original funeral a century ago.
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 Ysabel, who worked as an ambulance driver on the Romanian front.
WW100 Scotland is inviting people to come along and celebrate the achievements of a remarkable woman at a service to be held in St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, at 2pm on Wednesday 29 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 deeply ingrained is she into the fabric of Serbian history she holds the status of heroine and is known fondly as “our mother from Scotland”.
WW100 Scotland is offering secondary pupils the opportunity to attend a talk on Dr Elsie Inglis – a woman dedicated to developing the rights of women and to caring for those most in need in Scotland and overseas.
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 known as the ‘Serbian mother from Scotland’, he saw a commemorative plaque and wanted to know more. Here, he shares some of his knowledge to tell Elsie’s remarkable story.
WW100 Scotland is set to commemorate the remarkable achievements of Dr Elsie Inglis and the Scottish Women’s Hospitals during the WW1 effort, 100 years on from her death.
Violin maker Steve Burnett has crafted bespoke violins in honour of three influential World War One poets; Wilfred Owen, Seigfried Sassoon and Robert Graves.