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Project Honours Scotland’s First World War Dead

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Prince Charles has chosen a 20-year-old former royal servant from Deeside who never returned from the Western Front to be a focal point for a major project honouring Scotland’s First World War dead. The prince selected Private Robert Duguid, who had been a labourer at Birkhall on the Royals’ Balmoral Estate, as someone who was […]

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Last Wishes Of Fallen WWI Scots Soldiers to be Published Online

| February 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

The wills of 26,000 Scottish soldiers who died in the First World War are to be made available online for the first time as part of centenary commemorations marking the outbreak of the conflict. The last wishes of fallen Scottish soldiers will be made available online by the National Records of Scotland. Among the 26,000 […]

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Kiev Bagpiper Inspired by Scots Soldiers

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

As violence and unrest continues to engulf Kiev, footage emerged last week of a brave bagpiper playing ‘Bonnie Galloway’ as bullets hurtled past. Known simply as Eugene, the Ukrainian piper gave a rendition of the famous Scots tune despite having being shot in the ear with a rubber bullet. The self taught piper told the […]

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Iraq War – A Serving Scottish Soldier’s View

| April 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

As part of BBC Scotland’s series remembering the Iraq War which began 10 years ago, Regimental Sergeant Major Scott Shaw of the Black Watch shares his experience. Click here to watch the video – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-21849016

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Black Watch Statue set for Belgium

| April 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

A statue of a Black Watch soldier is to be unveiled in Belgium in 2014, commemorating more than 8,000 soldiers and officers of the regiment who lost their lives in the First World War. 20,000 men from the regiment were injured during the war. Set to be placed in an area known as Black Watch […]

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Excavation of Edinburgh’s WWI Trenches Begins

| February 18, 2013 | 2 Comments

At almost 100 years old, excavation and examination work has begun on Dreghorn Barrack’s WWI trench training system by world renowned archeologists. Originally dug by the 16th Battalion The Royal Scots before they served in France, the trenches provided the only experience Scots soldiers had of trench warfare before arriving on the Western Front. Experts […]

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Royal Scots WWI Mystery

| February 18, 2013 | 4 Comments

A researcher is appealing for help to identify a picture of an unknown Royal Scots soldier in time for the WWI centenary. Alistair McEwan, creator of the online archive Edinburgh’s War, found the solitary picture in a book of autographs collected by a teenager at the YMCA ‘American Hut’ site in Edinburgh’s Saint Andrew’s Square […]

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WWII Hero’s Memoirs Found in Picnic Basket

| February 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

A SPECIAL exhibition in Dumfries called Who Dares Wins is telling the story of the courageous captain, who was originally from Lockerbie. A dust-covered picnic basket which lay untouched in an attic for decades has revealed the remarkable story of a Scots World War II hero. The incredible exploits of Captain Cecil Leyland Riding MC […]

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Scots Soldier Transforms Afghan Camp

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

A SCOTS soldier has been given a top Army award for helping transform his camp in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. Corporal John Clamp, 51, is a qualified carpenter and used his skills to make life more bearable by building shelters and creating a new briefing room. John, from Hawick, Roxburghshire, did all the work in his […]

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