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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A party of “Old and Bold” from the King’s Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB) has returned from its pilgrimage to commemorate the Battle of Passchendaele.
A party of “Old and Bold” from the King’s Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB) will conduct a pilgrimage this month to commemorate one of the most tragic battles of the war.
Thousands of people from across the country descended on the town of Crieff to watch a poignant parade and service to mark the 100-year commemoration of the Battle of Passchendaele – a conflict that claimed the lives of tens of thousands of Allied soldiers.
A series of events taking place this summer and autumn will commemorate the centenary of war poet Wilfred Owen’s stay at Craiglockhart War Hospital in Edinburgh in 1917, where he met fellow war poet Siegfried Sassoon and produced some of his most famous work.
A National Theatre of Scotland production following the lives of three women during World War One is touring throughout Scotland from now until the beginning of June.
The Jellicoe Express, the dedicated railway service established during World War One to transport navy personnel throughout the country, is being commemorated with a programme of plaque-unveilings to coincide with the visit of a steam-hauled train to Scotland.