News - Memorial project gets boost from council


Memorial project gets boost from council - April 03, 2013

Clackmannanshire Council has made a £500 donation towards the Scottish National War Memorial project to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War in 1914.

The anniversary will be officially marked in August 2014.

As part of the centenary events the Scottish National War Memorial has launched a communications project to update their archives and modernise their approach.

The project, which the council has donated to, is to come in three parts - a new website, a high definition photographic record and a book to commemorate the memorial as the centenary of the outbreak of hostilities is marked.

At the same time, the charity is updating the Roll of Honour to more than 200,000 - two-thirds of whom died in the Great War, a quarter in the Second World War and many others in wars worldwide to the present day.

The commemorative project is expected to cost around £50,000, with all local authorities in the country having been asked to contribute, along with trusts and private donations.

Provost Murphy said: “It is a very poignant time in our history and this council is proud to contribute to the Scottish National War Memorial project.

“Our Museum and Heritage officers are currently looking at various other ways to incorporate Clackmannanshire’s part in marking the anniversary. Plans are being worked on.”


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