Highlights

Highlights

In 1914, the Germans were criticised for breaking treaties and accused of building up to war for months. With the outbreak of war, the people of Midlothian responded enthusiastically to the 'To Arms!' call by one of Edinburgh’s most famous sons, Arthur Conan Doyle. While thousands of men and many women went off to serve on the Fighting Fronts, the Home Front saw individuals step forward whose humanity, philanthropy or public standing was so considerable that, in support of the war effort, they raised considerable public funds, services and morale.