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

  • Saturday, 1 July, 1916

    ...to 2 July 1916. British capture Fricourt during the Second Battle of Albert. Details         

  • Saturday, 1 July, 1916

    ...to 13 July 1916. Second Battle of Albert (Opening phase of the Battle of the Somme). Details

  • Saturday, 1 July, 1916

    Battle of the Somme begins. Details        

  • Saturday, 1 July, 1916

    Battle of Taif. Details

  • Friday, 30 June, 1916

    Battle of the Boar's Head. Diversion from the Battle of the Somme which begins on 1 July 1916. 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.