Scotland's War Feature

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

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

  • Sunday, 25 April, 1915

    London Pact between the Entente and Italy. Details

  • Sunday, 25 April, 1915

    Allied forces land on Gallipoli, landing at Anzac Cove and Cape Helles. Details

  • Thursday, 22 April, 1915

    ...to 25 May 1915. Second Battle of Ypres. Germany first uses poison gas. Details

  • 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

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