9 avril 2017
L’Écosse va jouer un rôle essentiel lors des commémorations internationales du dimanche 9 avril à l’occasion d’une messe au Cimetière militaire du Faubourg d’Amiens à 9 h 30, dirigée par le Modérateur de l’Assemblée générale de l’Église d’Écosse. L’Harmonie du Royal Regiment of Scotland mènera une parade militaire sur la Place des Héros à 19 h 45.
Les personnes présentes à Arras sont invitées à assister à la messe et nous leur recommandons chaudement de venir autour de la Place des Héros pour la Retraite aux tambours.
Saturday 8 April 2017
Members of the public are invited to attend an engaging presentation on the Battle of Arras by historian and author Peter Hughes, who has extensively researched the stories of the men who fell there 100 years ago. The event will be hosted by the Lord Lieutenant and Lord Provost of Edinburgh at Edinburgh City Chambers.
Attendance is free but spaces are limited and will be offered on application on a first come first served basis.
Sunday 9 April 2017
In tandem with the international commemorations taking place in France, a service will be held in the Scottish National War Memorial at 6.30pm, followed by a Beating Retreat by the Band of HM Royal Marines Scotland on Edinburgh Castle Esplanade at 7.30pm.
Members of the public are invited to gather at the Esplanade at 6.30pm where they can watch the service on a large screen before taking in the Beating Retreat.
Sunday 9 April 2017
Scotland will play a key role in the international commemorations taking place in Arras with a service at the Faubourg d’Amiens Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery at 9.30am, conducted by the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. This will be attended by 72 schoolchildren representing every local authority in Scotland, as well as a matching number of schoolchildren from France and Canada.
Those in Arras are welcome to attend the service, and are also encouraged to line the streets in the Place des Heros at 7.45pm, where the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland will conduct a Beating Retreat.
Friday 24 March 2017
A talk commemorating the feats of Scottish soldiers will be hosted by Colonel A K Miller at Cleish Village Hall in Kinross at 7:30pm. It will pay particular attention to those of the 52nd Lowland Division, who fought in the Palestinian Campaign 100 years ago. Tickets can be bought on the door for £5.
Colonel A K Miller served 34 years in The Argylls and finished his career as the British Defence Attaché in Israel in 2007 before becoming Chief Executive of the Highland Reserve Forces and Cadets Association. He is now the Project Director for the redevelopment of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum in Stirling Castle.