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Our commemoration plans

At South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture we are committed to commemorating the many soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War and exploring the stories of soldiers who served with The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), and the substantial impact the war had on the country.

We will do this in a number of ways:

  • A temporary display area within the Cameronians gallery in Low Parks Museum. This will reflect important dates and themes in The Cameronians campaigns during the First World War.

  • An ongoing digitisation programme of our First World War archival material. We are deeply indebted to our volunteers, The Friends of Low Parks Museum for their help and support with this project.

  • Working in partnership with a number of external agencies to produce exhibitions and digital content:

    • Next of Kin partnership exhibition with National Museums of Scotland. This touring exhibition looks at the impact of the war on the families of those serving during the First World War. You can see it at Low Parks Museum from January – April 2016.

    • Lanarkshire’s War. Building on the hugely successful Edinburgh’s War website we will work with North Lanarkshire Council to examine the stories of the people of Lanarkshire who served and also those left behind at the Home Front.

    • Glasgow’s War lighting project. We worked in partnership with Glasgow City Council and projection artists Ross Ashton and Karen Monid to produce a light and audio projection onto Glasgow City Chambers on 11th November 2014, click here to view.The 27 minute show featured a number of materials from the Cameronian collection including letters and personal diaries.

Our commemoration plans gallery