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The Home Front Legacy 1914-18

The Home Front Legacy 1914-18 project

Historic Scotland and RCAHMS are among many partners across the UK who are supporting a new project, titled The Home Front Legacy 1914-18.

What are War Memorials, and how do we look after them?

An introduction to war memorials

This is the first of a series of feature articles that will look into the conservation and maintenance of war memorials, investigating the materials that they are constructed by, how they decay and how they interact with each other.

Castle Knowe practice trenches

Places of WW1: Castle Knowe practice trenches

Across Scotland are the remains of places connected to the First World War. Places used for manufacturing, training, accommodation, transportation, medical treatment and defence. Places where men and women worked and lived, talked, laughed and cried; places where they lived and sometimes where they died. In this series, some of these places and their role in the conflict will be highlighted.

An ancient fortress and a modern war

The summer of 1914 at Stirling Castle

For the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders based at Stirling Castle in the build-up to the First World War, other events and occasions were to keep them occupied until the very last moments of peace.

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