Scotland's War project to go nationwide - Scotland and World War One


18 December 2014
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imports_CESC_brechin-tank-98066_81309.jpg Scotland's War project to go nationwide - Scotland and World War One
The Scotland's War initiative has been awarded £75,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop the project across the country. ...
Scotland's War project to go nationwide - Scotland and World War One Images
The Scotland's War initiative has been awarded £75,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop the project across the country, enabling project leaders to uncover previously unknown or overlooked aspects of Scotland’s role in the Great War.

The Scotland's War initiative, organised by the University of Edinburgh, began in 2008. Its initial focus was on Edinburgh’s involvement in the war and now, with more than 20 Council partners throughout Scotland on board – as well as the National Library of Scotland and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the project will run events throughout the country to highlight the major role Scotland played in The Great War. 

NEW NATIONAL DIGITAL ARCHIVE

The fund will allow Scotland’s War to paint a fuller picture of Scotland’s contribution to the conflict. It will also support the creation of a national digital archive, which will be accessible to the public.

The project team and partners will research records and speak to members of the public who had relations in the war in a bid to uncover previously unknown, or overlooked, aspects of Scotland’s wartime experience.

Project Director Yvonne McEwen, of the University of Edinburgh’s School of History, Classics and Archaeology, said: 'We are delighted to receive this support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  The award will help us to reveal the stories hidden across Scotland, which will enable us to preserve and share a richer heritage of Scotland’s War.

'This year’s centenary offers an appropriate time to bring together stories and personal documents before they are lost. We look forward to discovering more remarkable tales which serve to remind us of the incredible contributions our relations made to the war effort.'

For more on the project, visit the Scotland's War website.

The image is of Julian the Tank, raising money for the War Effort at Brechin in Angus.


 
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