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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

  • Saturday, 5 February, 1916

    ...to 15 April 1916. Trebizond Campaign. Details          

  • Thursday, 27 January, 1916

    Conscription introduced in Britain by the Military Service Act. Details

  • Monday, 24 January, 1916

    Reinhard Scheer is appointed commander of Germany's Hochseeflotte. Details

  • Friday, 21 January, 1916

    Battle of Hanna, a phase of the First Siege of Kut. Details

  • Thursday, 13 January, 1916

    Battle of Wadi, a phase of the First Siege of Kut. Details

National News

Fallen nurses Great War memorial

Nursing Sisters attend the funeral  Sister Margret Lowe who  killed by enemy action at  Doullens, France (No. 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital) in May 1918.

11.45 AM, WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2015

EDINBURGH CENTRAL LIBRARY

National Events

Scotland in the Great War

A WFA Day Conference looking at Scotland’s contribution to the Great War, and the impact at home.