Booklet chronicles how Argyll and Bute remembered

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A booklet has been published to commemorate how Argyll and Bute residents remembered the First World War, from Tobermory to Campbeltown.

The booklet, entitled How Argyll and Bute Remembered, which is now available to the general public, was agreed for publication at a council meeting in December.

The decision was made by the council’s environment, development and infrastructure committee, in the aftermath of the final meeting of the WW1 steering group, which took place in Lochgilphead.

The leaflet will feature a collection of photos from some of the many events that were held over 2014-2018, from armistice events to dramas and exhibitions.

Also on display will be photos of some of the activities that school pupils across the region took part in to remember the fallen from the First World War.

Some pupils had the opportunity to visit Flanders Fields and the Somme, while also taking part in remembrance activities closer to home.

Lomond North Councillor Barbara Morgan, armed forces champion for the council, said: ‘I think it’s an excellent idea. It will show how the whole region pulled together in all the different areas and showed respect for those who went before us.’

Councillor Morgan also highlighted the importance of remembering those who died in battle, now and in the future.

In the foreword written by Argyll and Bute Provost Councillor Len Scoullar said: ‘During the four-year centenary period, our people have been determined to ensure that Argyll and Bute remembers.’

The booklet costs just £5 to buy, and is available from Argyll and Bute Council. Call 01546 605522 and ask to be put through to governance and law.