Friday 4 May 2018
The WW100 Scotland Day of Commemoration, in partnership with Argyll and Bute Council, forms the centrepiece of the Islay 100 commemorative programme. A service will take place at the American Monument on the Mull of Oa followed by a public service at Port Ellen War Memorial, where VIP guests will lay wreaths in honour of Islay’s war dead.
More information to follow.
Running until April 2018
Fairfield Heritage Centre, based in Govan, Glasgow, has recently launched ‘River at War’, an exhibition commemorating the outstanding contribution made by Clydeside industry to World War One.
To coincide with the exhibition, the centre is also running an educational workshop aimed at secondary schools pupils at National 4, National 5 and Higher Level. The free session, which is run exclusively to one school group at a time, can be booked for Friday mornings or afternoons, with a maximum capacity of 35 students. The workshop focuses on the vital contribution of the Clydeside industries throughout the war effort, examining variation in output levels, diversification of production and the changing composition of the workforce.
To book a group, contact Abigail Morris at email@example.com.
Saturday 6 October 2018
The 470 US soldiers and British crew members who lost their lives when the HMS Otranto sank off Islay’s shores are to be remembered with a community event on the island a century on.
A service and wreath laying ceremony will be led by the local minister at Kilchoman Military Cemetery, where the HMS Otranto casualties were initially laid to rest and many of the crew still lie, followed by a reception at Kilchoman Distillery.