Commemorating WW1 100 years on and remembering 's involvement.
World War One touched the lives of millions of Scots at home and abroad, and continues to resonate today.
Of the 700,000 Scots who joined the forces, more than 100,000 died. Nearly every village, city and town in Scotland has some form of memorial displaying the names of their war dead.
WW100 Scotland aims to inform people about Scotland's unique contribution to World War One and help them discover the effects of the war on their local communities and its lasting impact on life in Scotland today.
The commemorations, which mark the 100th anniversary of the war, are a chance to remember the sacrifices made and reflect on what we can, and should, learn from the war which was meant to end all wars.
Find out more about the Scottish Commemorations Panel.
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The latest in the series of poems commemorating the Somme is by Ewart Alan Mackintosh, about an inevitable preoccupation with death. Death Because I have made light of death And mocked at wounds and pain, The doom is laidRead more
This fortnight’s Somme poem, selected and provided by the Scottish Poetry Library, is “Air an Somme” by Donald MacDonald, or Dòmhnall Ruadh Chorùna, perhaps the best-known of the Gaelic poets of the First World War. Below is the originalRead more
This fortnight's Somme poem, selected and provided by the Scottish Poetry Library, is 'Glory' by Scots poet Violet Jacob, who lost her twenty-year-old son Harry in the battle. Written soon after his death and published in December of thatRead more
The second in our series of poems commemorating the Somme centenary is "War" by Jack Peterson, a Shetlander who was seriously wounded at the Battle of the Somme while serving with the Seaforth Highlanders. He survived the war and returnedRead more