Scotland's War Feature

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

  • Wednesday, 6 December, 1916

    The Germans occupy Bucharest. The capital of Romania moved to Laşi. Details

  • Tuesday, 5 December, 1916

    ...to 7 December 1916. British Prime Minister Henry Asquith resigns and is succeeded by David Lloyd George. Details

  • Friday, 1 December, 1916

    ...to 18 January 1917. Allies capture Yanbu. Details

  • Friday, 1 December, 1916

    Battle of the Arges, a phase of the Battle of Bucharest. Details

  • Tuesday, 28 November, 1916

    Prunaru Charge, a phase of the Battle of Bucharest. Romanian cavalry desperately charge into enemy lines. Details

National News

The Somme

Scotland's War has collaborated with the Scotsman newspaper, one of our partners, to produce a supplement  for the Somm

National Events

Next of Kin: Scottish Families and the Great War exhibition

1914 brought war to Scotland on what would prove to be an unprecedented scale.