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Scotland's War Feature

Gallipoli Landings at Cape Helles
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

  • Monday, 3 May, 1915

    Troops withdraw from Anzac Cove. Details

  • Saturday, 1 May, 1915

    Battle of Eski Hissarlik. Details

  • Saturday, 1 May, 1915

    The Gorlice-Tarnów begins. German troops under General Mackensen break through Russian lines in Galicia. Details         

  • Wednesday, 28 April, 1915

    First Battle of Krithia. The Allied advance is repelled. Details 

  • Sunday, 25 April, 1915

    London Pact between the Entente and Italy. 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

An evening of music and storytelling.

An evening of music and storytelling will be held in Glasgow on Friday (8 May) to commemorate 100 years since the Lusitania was