Scottish War Blinded Members Invited to WWI Commemorative Drumhead Service at Edinburgh Castle

Posted: 01/07/2014 | Scottish War Blinded

Scottish War Blinded members are invited to attend a World War One commemorative drumhead service at Edinburgh Castle on Sunday 10 August 2014.

The event will mark the start of the Scottish commemorations programme which will remember eight events from World War One that had a significant impact on Scotland. They include the start and end of the war, major battles including Jutland and Gallipoli and domestic incidents such as the Quintinshill rail disaster and the loss of HMY Iolaire.

Scottish War Blinded Members invited to attend Edinburgh Castle WWI Commemorative Drumhead ServiceThe multi-faith service on the castle esplanade will replicate those held on the front line 100 years ago where neatly piled drums were used in place of an altar. Members of the public from every local authority area in Scotland will be invited to form the congregation along with representatives of the military, veterans groups, charities and civic leaders.

The Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop, said:

“The First World War claimed the lives of more than 100,000 Scots and left many more injured or disabled, forcing families and communities across the country to come to terms with the devastating consequences.

“Throughout the centenary period we will encourage people of all ages across Scotland to recognise the significant and broad impact the First World War had on our nation and its people, and to reflect on its lasting social and civic legacy.

“The drumhead service, procession and memorial on August 10 will encourage today’s Scots to commemorate those who lost their lives and to ask what we can learn from World War One.”

Further details are provided via this link: Edinburgh Castle Drumhead Service Information

To book your place please email us or contact Gary Seath: 0131 229 1456