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Picturing Conflict: new exhibition opens at City Art Centre

November 9, 2014 by


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 […]

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

August 4, 2014 by


“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 […]

Gaza: ‘unacceptable, unjustified and illegal’

July 22, 2014 by


Lazarowicz calls for ceasefire and an end to Israeli military action As the fighting in Gaza has continued with reports of an Israeli attack hitting a Gaza hospital with the loss of four lives, North and Leith MP Mark Lazarowicz has condemned the conduct of military action by Israel in Gaza and called for an […]

Letter: Normandy and the lessons learned

July 4, 2014 by


Dear Editor So many important anniversaries occur in 2014, being recalled with differing emotions. As a Normandy veteran I hope the following words will contribute to a peaceful world … To remember and celebrate is not to glorify militarism but to show the united will of people for a peaceful world. It is so important […]

D-Day remembered

June 6, 2014 by


6 June 1944. As we remember the day that marked the beginning of the end of Nazi tyranny, both British and Scottish Governments commemorate D-Day: Prime Minister David Cameron wrote the following article for French newspaper Ouest-France to mark the D-Day 70th Anniversary commemorations: “As we gather on the beaches of Normandy to remember the […]

D-Day: liberated people deserve tribute too

May 5, 2014 by


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 […]

Citadel performs Leith at War

April 9, 2014 by


Residents from Port of Leith’s Hermitage Court sheltered housing complex and pupils from St Mary’s Primary school were treated to a wartime play presented by Citadel Arts Group last week. ‘Leith at War’ is about a Leith-based family living through World War II. Brother and sister Eck and Frankie are living with their grampa, a […]