Friday, 8 October 2010

Edinburgh's War

A new project, designed to get Edinburgh and Lothians folk to share their stories and family memories of the First World War, has been launched by the University of Edinburgh and the City of Edinburgh Council Libraries Department.

Entitled Edinburgh's War, the project utilised a great deal of expertise and manpower from volunteer members of the Scottish Military Research Group. The official launch was held at the University’s Playfair Library and attended by representatives of many of the local businesses and organisations which have supplied information to the project. Good news was also added at the launch with the announcement that funding for the project will continue until 2014 at least, the hundredth anniversary of the war's outbreak.

The project can be viewed at - further coverage is available at the Scottish Military Research Group blog at

(With thanks to David McNay)

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