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

  • Tuesday, 24 October, 1916

    French recapture Fort Douaumont near Verdun. Details

  • Thursday, 19 October, 1916

    ...to 25 October 1916. Second Battle of Cobadin, a phase of the conquest of Romania. Details

  • Monday, 9 October, 1916

    ...to 12 October 1916. Eighth Battle of the Isonzo. Details

  • Thursday, 5 October, 1916

    ...to 19 November 1916. First Battle of the Crna Bend, a phase of the Monastir Offensive. Details

  • Sunday, 1 October, 1916

    ...to 11 November 1916. Battle of Ancre Heights (part of the final stages 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.