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Marking WW1 centenary

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. World War 1. Pictured in the trenches of the First World War

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. World War 1. Pictured in the trenches of the First World War

West Lothian Council is planning a programme of commemorative activities to bring alive memories of World War One to Linlithgow.

It is almost 100 years since the outbreak of the conflict and members of the community from all over West Lothian will be commemorating the event.

West Lothian Council is running many other activities which will be announced in due course.

There have already been displays, talks and presentations held at Linlithgow Academy surrounding the Great War and the terrible toll it exacted on the armed services.

The Journal and Gazette understands that the council may be planning further activities, including a service of remembrance, museum exhibitions, and a brand new memorial for Armadale.

Great War educational packs will be distributed to schools within the local area.

Executive councillor for culture and leisure, Dave King, said: “ It’s appropriate that the council helps support the activities and events planned for West Lothian to mark the Great War.

“World War One had a huge impact on communities in West Lothian and across the whole of Scotland and the UK.

“Almost every family will have some direct connection with the First World War.”

 

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