A poignant reminder of the horrors of war played out to a full house on Armistice sunday at Linlithgow Academy thanks to a stunning son-et-lumiere show.
Bruce Jamieson’s production received huge acclaim from the audience with many commenting on the appropriateness of staging the event - remembering the town’s fallen - in this, the centenary year of the war.
Bruce was also able to hand back to descendants two sets of material relating to local casualties which he had located during his research.
Jane Will from Dunbar wrote: “I must write to congratulate everyone who contributed to the wonderful experience which was “The Great War – The Local Legacy.
“The whole event was beautifully managed from the welcome through the highly professional and respectful presentation of the facts to the emotional but uplifting ending. It was indeed a tour de force.
“I really appreciated the way the presentation showed how the bare statistics of the horrors of the war affected the lives of individuals and families in the Linlithgow community. Hearing a familiar name, seeing it written on a headstone, hearing its story in the context of the bigger catastrophe, brought a lump to my throat and I was not alone. I saw many a wet eye round about.”
As a result of a retiring collection, a donation will be sent to Poppy Scotland to aid them in their work.