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WW1 Memorial - Free tickets for Edinburgh Castle Service


The Scottish Commemorative Programme will give the whole country the opportunity to reflect on the impact which the War had on our country and our people as well as enabling us to recognise Scotland’s contribution to the War and its lasting social and civic legacy.

The first event in the programme will be a Drumhead Service to take place at the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle on Sunday 10 August 2014. This multi-faith Drumhead Service will re-enact that which would have taken place 100 years ago, familiar to generations of Servicemen and women since.  The Service will last for 30 minutes, after which the Tri-Service contingents on Parade will ‘March as to War’ down the Royal Mile to Holyrood Park for a public Memorial (marked by headstones in the style of Commonwealth War Grave Cemeteries across the world) at which all will be able to leave wreaths or commemorative markers.

This will be a public Military event to which 5,450 members of the public are being invited from across Scotland.  A further 3,139 representatives of the Armed Services and ex-Services organisations will also be invited to attend.

When: 10th August 2014, 09:00 – 14:00

Free tickets are limited. The organisers are keen to involve a representative group from each authority including representatives from businesses, including the media, which were operating at the time, the emergency services, non-military uniformed youth groups, those involved in educational projects, academics, interest groups, the trades and importantly organisations which played a role.


Contact Philip Wark to find out more by the 16th JULY – Library HQ 2 Clerk Street, Loanhead EH20 9DR or email

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