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Picturing Conflict: new exhibition opens at City Art Centre

November 9, 2014 by

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A poignant exhibition on the impact of the First World War on Scottish art has opened at the City Art Centre … Opening its doors this Remembrance weekend, Picturing Conflict – Art of the First World War will showcase works produced during the war and in its immediate aftermath, alongside images created years later through the lens […]

Ride of Respect: bikers support Poppy Appeal

October 13, 2014 by

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Scotland’s biking community joined forces yesterday to take part in the third annual Ride of Respect, a parade and service of Remembrance organised by Poppyscotland support group, War Torn Troops Remembered (WTTR).  A bike emblazoned with poppies led the convoy of 200 motorbikes, scooters, trikes and quad bikes from Straiton Park & Ride to Princes Street […]

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 […]

Botanic Garden remembers …

August 4, 2014 by

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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has created a special place of reflection … At the heart of the Edinburgh Garden this month, a wild poppy meadow stands as a poignant and transitory memorial to those who fought and died in World War One. Marking the centenary of Britain’s entry into the conflict, RBGE has created […]

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 […]

D-Day: liberated people deserve tribute too

May 5, 2014 by

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Dear Editor TRIBUTES Every year, D-Day 1944 is celebrated, particularly in Normandy where the people express gratitude for their liberation by organising many ceremonies. Tremendous efforts are made and much  kindness and respect is shown to those veterans attending. It is very moving to be on the receiving end of such friendship, particularly when so […]