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Researching and informing on the military, social and economic impact of the Great War on Scotland

Scots in the Great War is a living history group dedicated to the memory, study and appreciation of not only the military, but also the political, economic and social forces that shaped Scotland during and just after the Great War. 

Following the lives of soldiers, nurses, factory workers, ship builders and more, we make it our mission to bring this important part of Scotland's history to life

Upcoming events

Edinburgh Castle, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of September, 12 -3 pm both days.

Digging In - Pollok Park, Glasgow

Tending the Wounds - Medicine in the First World War. Sunday October 16, 12 -4 pm

Recent events

Tanfield Railway WW1 event

We had the pleasure of attending the recent Tanfield Railway WW1 event in County Durham. Tanfield Railway is the world's oldest railway, so 100 years ago is nothing to them.

Photos from the weekend

Scotland Remembers

We recently filmed at Digging In with STV for their Scotland Remembers programme. 

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Digging In Tending the wounds October 2016

Edinburgh Castle 

Beamish Agricultural Show

We were delighted to be invited to participate in an event at Beamish Museum, Northumberland on 17th -18 September, as part of the Agricultural show.

A terrific weekend in lovely early Autumn sunshine saw us put on 4 arena displays a static display and provide Living History around the village area.

You can view some more of our photographs here.


Digging In Open Day

Digging In Open Day, 28th August saw record crowds turn up to see the lads bring the exciting new developments to life at the trench.

Somme 100 - Digging in Project, Pollok Park

Commemoration of 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

Sunday 3rd July - 10am - 5pm

Join us at the Digging In Project in Pollok Park, Glasgow as we commemorate and remember the opening of one of the most important battles in the History of the United Kingdom. In this free-entry event we will be presenting Lowland soldiers in and around the trenches in July 1916 as the great offensive begins. Learn about the equipment, conditions and Lowland Regiments who participated in this important battle.

Armed Forces Day - Rouken Glen

Armed Forces Day

Rouken Glen, East Renfrewshire

Saturday 18th June, 12 - 5pm

Come and join us to celebrate Armed Forces Day, try on some WW1 Kit on, bring your Great War photos along to the Show-and-tell table. 

Rock of Ages.

Rock of Ages - We had an excellent weekend at Historic Scotland's living history event, Rock of Ages at Dumbarton Castle

A fantastic response from the public, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. 

Thanks to everyone involved.

Hopefully we will see you at more events like this over the summer.