Links (North Lanarkshire’s War)

There are many useful First World War resources to be found on the internet. Some of the main ones are listed below:

The Imperial War Museum’s First World War Centenary Partnership

The First World War Centenary Partnership led by IWM is a growing network of over 3,000 not-for-profit organisations from 50 countries planning to mark the First World War Centenary.

www.1914.org

Scottish National War Museum

Investigate the story of Scotland at war within the historic setting of Edinburgh Castle, accounts of battles lost and won are told through military artefacts and personal collections

Find out about life for Scots at war from the field of battle to the Home Front. Learn about the courage of Scots men and women in wartime; discover war stories and Scottish military life from weapons to the reality of war.

www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums

The Cameronians, Low Parks Museum

The collection on display at Low Parks Museum tells the story of the Cameronians, raised in Douglas in 1689 by James, Earl of Angus. With the original recruits being Covenanters this was the only regiment in the British Army with a religious origin. As Scotland’s only rifle regiment, it took the decision to disband in 1968 rather than lose its identity by amalgamating with other regiment.

www.cameronians.org/museum

The Scottish Commemorations Panel

WW100 Scotland aims to inform people about Scotland’s unique contribution to World War One and help them discover the effects of the war on their local communities and its lasting impact on life in Scotland today.

This site, led by the Scottish Commemorative Panel highlights the key dates for the next four years and lists events and information for all.

http://www.ww100scotland.com/

War Memorials Trust

War Memorials Trust works for the protection and conservation of war memorials in the UK. They provide advice and information to anyone as well as running grant schemes for the repair and conservation of war memorials.
www.warmemorials.org

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The CWGC commemorate the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars. The cemeteries, burial plots and memorials are a lasting tribute to those who died in some 153 countries across the world. The Register records details of Commonwealth war dead so that graves or names on memorials can be located.
www.cwgc.org

The Scottish War Memorials Project

This site has been set up by a group of like-minded enthusiasts who share an interest in Scottish war memorials. The hope is that it will be a place to share information about memorials and a place where members can help each other with their research.
warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com

The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion is committed to helping young people understand the issues of Remembrance, conflict and the importance of peace. To achieve this, they offer free learning resources designed to assist teachers and others working with young people.
www.britishlegion.org.uk/remembrance/schools-and-learning

Visit Scotland

This site is a guide to First World War events across all of Scotland.

http://www.visitscotland.com/about/history/ww1-centenary/events/

Scotland’s War

The Scotland’s War Project has its origins in Edinburgh’s War 1914-1919 a University of Edinburgh funded initiative which ran from 2008-20014. The content from Edinburgh’s War has now been integrated into this website. Culture NL departments are regular contributors to this website.

http://www.edinburghs-war.ed.ac.uk/