Friday, 8 October 2010

Edinburgh's War 1914-1918

Today sees the official launch of Edinburgh’s War. This is a project run by the University of Edinburgh alongside the City of Edinburgh Council Libraries Department. Several members of the Scottish War Memorials Project and Scottish War Graves Project have been involved in writing the text and pdf attachments for many of the web pages.

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.There was also cause for celebration as the University pledged to fund the maintaining of the site until at least 2014, in time for commemoration of the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

The aim is to get local people involved in sharing their family stories of the First World War and how it impacted Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Over the next few months more information will be added to the website but in the mean time please take the time to visit it here: Edinburgh’s War

You can also find out more by viewing the University news page.

There has also been coverage so far from the BBC News and The Guardian newspaper.

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