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Scotland remembers

August 11, 2014 by

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Scots pause to mark centenary of the Great War Thousands of people joined together in Edinburgh yesterday to take part in a Drumhead Service, procession and memorial to mark the outbreak of the First World War a hundred years ago. Members of the public from across Scotland and representatives of the armed forces, veterans and […]

City prepares for Drumhead commemoration

August 8, 2014 by

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‘Sunday will be a very special, very memorable occasion that will unite the people of Scotland’ Final preparations are underway for Scotland’s Drumhead Service, procession and memorial on Sunday in Edinburgh that will mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Musicians from the Band of the Royal Marines were at the […]

LIGHTS OUT tonight

August 4, 2014 by

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Today is the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and to  mark this we are inviting everyone (from large-scale organisations like Blackpool Illuminations, Tower Bridge and Piccadilly Circus to thousands of people at home) to turn out their lights, leaving on a single light or candle for a shared moment of reflection. […]

“The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time”

August 4, 2014 by

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“It was seeing the picture of Kitchener and his finger pointing at you – any position that you took up the finger was always pointing at you – it was a wonderful poster really. I was always a tall and fairly fit lad. When I confronted the recruiting officer he said that I was too […]

Unknown Soldier: just one week left

July 29, 2014 by

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Who said the art of letter writing was dead? LETTER TO AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER has turned out to be a huge success, and more than 16,000 people have contributed so far to this new kind of war memorial. Letters have poured in from all over the UK and beyond, each one expressing a different opinion, […]

Tickets available for WW1 commemoration event

July 22, 2014 by

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One thousand free places to attend Scotland’s Drumhead Service A thousand free places will be made available from today for those who wish to attend Scotland’s national commemoration marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War next month. Signalling the start of the five-year Scottish Commemorations Programme, a Drumhead Service will be […]

Write to the Unknown Soldier

July 16, 2014 by

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Letter To An Unknown Soldier is a new kind of war memorial: one made only of words, and by thousands of people. And there’s still time to put pen to paper … The project, created by Kate Pullinger and Neil Bartlett, is inspired by Charles Jagger’s famous statue in Paddington Station of a soldier reading a letter. Everyone […]

Botanics to create WW1 commemoration poppy field

April 14, 2014 by

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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) will mark the centenary of the start of the First World War by creating a poppy field at the centre of its Edinburgh site. The display will commemorate the employees who went to war, many of whom lost their lives, and will also remember others who were, or still are, affected by war. […]