Scotland's War Feature

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Voluntary Aid Nurses (VAD) in auxilary hospitals
Scotland's National War Memorial

Scotland's War

Scots had been dying in wars and conflicts for centuries but the Great War was one of the most awful, bitter and destructive conflicts for the Scottish nation. It virtually wiped out a generation of young men.

It has been said that more Scots died per head of population than any of the other parts of the United Kingdom.

Timeline of World War I

  • Monday, 28 June, 1915

    ...to 5 July 1915. Battle of Gully Ravine. Details

  • Sunday, 27 June, 1915

    The Austro-Hungarians re-enter Lviv. Details

  • Wednesday, 23 June, 1915

    ...to 7 July 1915. First Battle of the Isonzo. Details

  • Tuesday, 22 June, 1915

    Mackensen again breaks through the Russian lines in the Lviv area. Details

  • Monday, 21 June, 1915

    ...to 23 June 1915. Battle of Bukoba. Details     

National News


An edited version of this article, written by Yvonne McEwen, Scotland's War Project Director, appeared in The Scotsman newspaper on 22 May