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Scotland's War Feature

Two Scottish VCs on 1 July 1916
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, 24 July, 1916

    ...to 8 August 1916. Battle of Kowel. Details

  • Sunday, 23 July, 1916

    ...to 7 August 1916. Battle of Pozières (Initial phase of the Battle of the Somme). Details 

  • Wednesday, 19 July, 1916

    ...to 20 July 1916. Battle of Fromelles (Initial phase of the Battle of the Somme). Details

  • Friday, 14 July, 1916

    ...to 17 July 1916. Battle of Bazentin Ridge (Initial phase of the Battle of the Somme) Details

  • Friday, 14 July, 1916

    ...to 15 September 1916. Battles for Longueval and Delville Wood (Initial phase of the Battle of the Somme) 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.