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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PROFESSOR NORMAN DRUMMOND DELIVERS THE MOUNTBATTEN LECTURE 2016 AT EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY

13th of June 2016

Chair of the Scottish Commemorations Panel, Professor Norman Drummond CBE FRSE, was honoured to deliver The University of Edinburgh's Mountbatten Lecture 2016 in April. Each year, an expert on defence-related matters is invited to speak to staff, students and the wider public,

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David Martin,Fotopress,Dundee
 Battle of Loos 100th anniversary events launched in Dundee.
Location,Memorial atop The Law overlooking Dundee.
PIC    children from SSPeter Pauls school and Dens Road Primary  Dundee wearing caps from the other Scots regiments that fought at Loos. 
Lto R.Eilis Hunt,Keir Rollo,Blair Johnstone,Sadie Hunt[all SS Peter & Paul school] and Abbie Forbes of Dens Road Primary.

THE GREAT WAR DUNDEE PROJECT

16th of March 2016

Great War Dundee is a partnership of local cultural, educational and commercial organisations formed to commemorate the First World War and its impact on Dundee. The project was recently awarded the Stephen Fry Award for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research

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REFLECTING ON 2015 AND LOOKING AHEAD TO 2016

21st of January 2016

Chair of the Scottish Commemorations Panel, Norman Drummond CBE, FRSE, reflects on commemorations in 2015 and looks ahead to the coming year. 2015 was a year of several WW100 Scotland Commemorations which recalled not only the state of the War and

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What Have We Learned So Far?

16th of March 2015

As part of a recent Imperial War Museum event for the First World War Commemorations Partnership Group, Norman Drummond, Chair of the Scottish Commemorations Panel, delivered the speech 'What have we learned so far?': When in October 2012 The Prime

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Our partners

Educating Scotland

Creative Scotland

Historic Scotland

Royal commission on the historical monuments of scotland

OUR SUPPORTING PARTNERS

National Galleries Scotland

The National Library of Scotland

Museum Galleries Scotland

National Records of Scotland

Legion Scotland

Scottish opera

Scottish Ballet

Scottish National Orchestra

Scottish chamber orchestra

Scottish Maratime Museum

National Mining Museum Scotland

Scottish fisheries museum

 The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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