School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Scotland's war

The University’s Principal, Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea spoke at an event this week (4 February), marking a new phase in the Scotland’s War project. (Published 6 February 2015)

He was joined by Ian Stewart, Editor of the Scotsman newspaper and historian Yvonne McEwen, Director of Scotland’s War.

The initiative has recently been awarded a funding boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund and has launched a new website, highlighting previously untold stories from across the country, as well as events taking place nationwide to commemorate Scotland’s contribution to The Great War.

The launch event took place in Abden House and was attended by many partners from across Scotland.

The University is working with a range of organisations for the project. These include the National Library of Scotland, the Scottish Military Research Group, local schools, the Scotsman newspaper, HistoryFest and 20 local councils.

Scotland’s War is the largest First World War public engagement initiative, outwith the Imperial War Museum.