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.
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.
The first two performances of Far, Far From Ypres have set the Armistice centenary tour off to an incredible start, with a sell-out opening night at the Victoria Halls in Selkirk followed by an eager crowd at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen, with both performances inspiring a standing ovation.
Critically-acclaimed production Far, Far From Ypres to visit ten venues across Scotland as part of Scotland’s national WWI commemorative programme
Critically acclaimed multimedia production Far, Far From Ypres will visit ten venues across Scotland between August and November 2018 to mark the centenary of the end of the war.
The University of St Andrews is hosting a major series of events to mark the centenary of the First World War as part of the wider commemorations.
A critically acclaimed multimedia production featuring renowned Scots performers including Barbara Dickson and Siobhan Miller is to embark on a commemorative tour of Scotland to mark the centenary of World War One.
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.