Chair of the Scottish Commemorations Panel, Norman Drummond CBE, FRSE, reflects on commemorations in 2015 and looks ahead to the coming year.
An estimated 30,000 Scots fought – around 7,000 died – 100 years ago
Over 1,000 people came together in Dundee this morning to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War’s Battle of Loos campaign.
A national event fronted by TV star Lorraine Kelly is among a series of commemorative events happening in Dundee over the weekend of 25 – 27 September to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Loos.
Dundee Football Club is giving away 3000 tickets to Scotland’s ex-service and serving men and women to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Loos. The club will pay tribute to the 7,000 Scottish soldiers who lost their lives in the World War One battle with a special commemorative home match against Ross County on Saturday 26th September.
Primary school pupils from SS Peter & Paul and Dens Road today launched a weekend of national commemorations in Dundee which get underway on Friday, September 25, to mark 100 years since World War One’s Battle of Loos.