WW100

Scotland

Commemorating WW1 100 years on and remembering 's involvement.

  • Serving up ANZAC Day porridge.

    Serving up ANZAC Day porridge.

  • Remembering a grandfather.

    Remembering
    a grandfather.

  • Paying respects 100 years on.

    Paying respects 100 years on.

  • Paying respects 100 years on.

    Remembering those who fought at Gallipoli.

  • Paying respects 100 years on.

    Honouring the ANZACs.

Why?

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.

Scroll down to discover what's going on and how to get involved.

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POETRY OF WW1: REMEMBERING THE SOMME

18th of November 2016

On the 100th anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Somme, we share the final instalment in our commemorative series of poignant poems, kindly provided by the Scottish Poetry Library. Predicting the coming waves of war tourism, poet J.E. Stewart

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POETRY OF WW1: REMEMBERING THE SOMME

4th of November 2016

The penultimate poem commemorating the Battle of the Somme provided by the Scottish Poetry Library describes that although the battlefields were a place of despair and death, wounded soldiers often had the desire to return. Although to many this seems

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POETRY OF WW1: REMEMBERING THE SOMME

21st of October 2016

The latest in our series of poems commemorating the Somme describes how weary soldiers would drag themselves to their living quarters after a spell at the front line. Though many found comfort in the billets, which were luxury compared to the trenches, John Peterson paints a

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POETRY OF WW1: REMEMBERING THE SOMME

7th of October 2016

This fortnight’s Somme poem is a short yet effective depiction of the grief felt by those in tight-knit rural communities. In just twelve lines,  Charles Murray echoes the pain and anguish they would have experienced as their young men disappeared

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