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Scotland's War Feature

Voluntary Aid Nurses (VAD) in auxilary hospitals
The Argylls arriving at Boulogne in August 1914
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, 19 April, 1915

    ...to 17 May 1915. Ottomans besiege the Armenian city of Van. Details       

  • Monday, 12 April, 1915

    ...to 14 April 1915. Battle of Shaiba. Details

  • Monday, 22 March, 1915

    Siege of Przemyśl ends. Russians capture the fortress. Details

  • Wednesday, 10 March, 1915

    ...to 13 March 1915. Battle of Neuve Chapelle. After an initial success, a British offensive is halted. Details

  • Friday, 19 February, 1915

    British and French naval attack on the Dardanelles. Details

National News

Robert Gordon's College

The Robert Gordon's College  Roll of Honour has just been added to Aberdeenshire's War.

National Events

Scars on the City: Edinburgh in World War I

Scars on the City: Edinburgh in World War I

5 February to 27 June 2015