This virtual history archive project is the coming together of educational institutions and community groups. The project was launched in 2009 by the Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict, the University of Edinburgh, and is working in collaboration with Edinburgh City Libraries to produce a unique history of the people and institutions of Edinburgh, Leith and the Lothians during the war years of 1914 to 1918.

Since its initial launch, we are now in partnership with the National Library of Scotland, the Scottish Military Research Group and HistoryFest.

Many institutions, organisations, companies and societies have opened up their archives for inclusion in the project. All, if not most of the stories are being told and illustrated for the first time. The picture that emerges is one of great spirit, determination and generosity being shown by people on the Home Front, supporting the needs of the men and women serving on the fighting fronts.