Scots at War 

"Where history comes to life"


What we do

Some of the events and projects we have worked on recently.

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Immersive Living History

Living history allows us to gain a detailed understanding of life in the past, and to put academic research to the test. This usually focusses around peacetime training and includes route marches over long distances carrying full kit, and manoeuvres, where we live in the field under period conditions and practice contemporary tactics.

BBC Documentaries

We have worked with the BBC on several projects, including "The Flu That Killed 50 Million" and "Scottish Soldier", providing extras and historical advice.

Scotland Remembers


In 2016 we had the pleasure of working with STV Glasgow at Digging In, Pollok Park filming footage for the Scotland Remembers programme which was shown on Remembrance Sunday.

It was a fantastic experience and the crew obtained some excellent footage, some of which you can view opposite. At times you have to remind yourself that this was shot in a park in Glasgow.

Courtesy of STV Glasgow and Graham Forbes

Director & Camera (and kit man, drone flyer...) Graham Forbes
Producer Alan Forbes
Cameraman Murray Wilson

Yorkshire Wartime Experience

The Yorkshire Wartime experience is one of the highlights of the year. Involving living history displays and large-scale battle reenactments, it's a firm favourite with our members!

Wartime Experience - National Museum of Flight

We regularly take part in the Wartime Experience event at the Museum of Flight at East Fortune. 

Last year, despite the initially chilly weather, our encampment was visited by hundreds of visitors, and Sergeant Williams (pic) managed to visit the APSS Sopwith Strutter project.


Living Museum

We are very proud to work with Beamish Museum on several events each year. Join us for the Great North Steam Fair in April!

Tanfield Railway

WW1 Event

We had the pleasure of attending the recent Tanfield Railway WW1 event in County Durham. Tanfield Railway is the world's oldest railway, so 100 years ago is nothing to them.


Individual and events

We regularly commemorate those who fell in Great War conflicts all over the globe, such as Gallipoli, the Somme, Arras and many more at events and individually. In the photo above Alex Mallia commemorates his GG Uncle Neil McGlynn, 100 years after his death.

Royal Scots

Museum and Association

In 2018 we began working with the Royal Scots Association, during  the launch of their new online role of honour and to commemorate the end of the First World War centenary.