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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, 15 May, 1916

    ...to 10 June 1916. Austro-Hungarian Strafexpedition in Trentino. Details

  • Wednesday, 10 May, 1916

    Germany suspends unrestricted submarine warfare. Details

  • Saturday, 29 April, 1916

    British forces under siege at Kut surrender to the Ottomans. First siege of Kut ends. Details

  • Thursday, 27 April, 1916

    ...to 29 April 1916. Gas attack at Hulluch. Details

  • Sunday, 23 April, 1916

    Easter Rising by Irish rebels against Great Britain. Details

National News

Battle of Jutland

Over the coming weekend, Scotland's War will be leading and participating in a number of events to commemorate the Battle of Jutland.

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.