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Remembrance statue goes on show in Glasgow

A First World War themed sculpture has been unveiled in Glasgow to raise awareness of the Scottish Poppy Appeal. The Every Man Remembered statue, which stands approximately 23ft high, stands on a block of limestone from the Somme area of … Continue reading

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British WW1 women appear on Serbian stamps

Six British women who took on humanitarian roles in Serbia during the First World War are to be honoured on the Balkan country’s stamps. Scots Evelina Haverfield, Dr Elsie Inglis, Dr Elizabeth Ross, Dr Katherine MacPhail and Dr Elmslie Hutton … Continue reading

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Events mark sinking of tragic Navy warship

A series of events is planned to mark the hundredth anniversary of one of the lesser-known naval disasters of the First World War. HMS Natal capsized in the Cromarty Firth in the Highlands on 30 December 1915, minutes after an … Continue reading

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Scotland’s National War Museum launches Centenary exhibition

Scotland’s National War Museum is marking the Centenary of the First World War with an exhibition entitled Next of Kin. The show will run at the National War Museum, Edinburgh, until March 2015, before going on tour to eight venues … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Blair Castle stages First World War Centenary exhibition

Blair castle, ancestral home of Scottish aristocrats the Dukes of Atholl, is staging an exhibition about the property’s role in the First World War. John Stewart-Murray, 7th Duke of Atholl and laird at the time of the outbreak of war in … Continue reading

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Exhibition focuses on Gordon Highlanders in the First World War

An exhibition focusing on the Gordon Highlanders and their experience during the first months of the First World War has opened at the regiment’s museum in Aberdeen. Shattered Hopes: The Gordon Highlanders in 1914 follows the unit throughout the battles … Continue reading

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Scottish rugby players killed in World War I remembered in Edinburgh

Scottish international rugby players who were killed in World War I are to be honoured at an event in December at Edinburgh Central Library. Scotland lost 30 international rugby players (including five captains) during the war – more than any … Continue reading

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