Scots in the Great War 
Living History Society

"Where history comes to life"


What we do

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

Next Event

Armistice Day - Beamish 

Join us at Beamish Museum as we remember those who gave their lives on the centenary of the end of the First World War.


BBC Documentaries

This year we worked with the BBC on two projects; "The Flu That Killed 50 Million" and "Scottish Soldier", providing extras and historical advice.

Scotland Remembers


Last year 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.

If you get the chance I would highly recommend a visit to the Digging In trench system at one of their open days. Details on their website.

Courtesy of STV Glasgow and Graham Forbes

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

Digging In

We are proud to support the WW1 Digging In Project based at Pollok Park in Glasgow.

This picture shows John and Alex, our two 'Moles', during the recent Underground Warfare Open Day.

Wartime Experience - National Museum of Flight

We recently took part in the Wartime Experience event at the Museum of Flight at East Fortune. 

Despite the initially chilly weather, our encampment was visited by hundreds of visitors, and Adam (pic) managed to visit the APSS Sopwith Strutter project.


Agricultural Show

We were delighted to be invited to participate in an event at Beamish Museum, Northumberland on 15th -16 September, as part of the Agricultural show.

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.


Education can be fun

We have participated in numerous public events, offering an insight in to the life of a WW1 serviceman, and it's not all doom and gloom, they had fun some times as well