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 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.
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.