World War One Committee holds final meeting

Published Date: 

25 Feb 2019 - 15:45

It was the end of an era at Kilmory last week when members of the WW1 Commemorative Steering Group gathered for their last ever meeting.

 

The group was established five years ago to actively engage with people of all ages, and support an ambitious programme of commemorative events.

 

The first of these major events was a parade and drum head service in Oban in 2014. This was followed by a Beating the Retreat service in Campbeltown in 2015; a Battle of Jutland commemoration in Helensburgh in 2016; A Call to Arms week-long exhibition by Live Argyll in Dunoon in 2017; and the commemoration of the SS Tuscania and HMS Otranto on Islay in 2018.

A large number of additional events and exhibitions were also organised by local groups and organisations, and Argyll and Bute’s school pupils were actively involved in their own individual projects.

These commemorations culminated with the publication of a booklet by Argyll and Bute Council which captures the wide range of events that were held in the area to mark the centenary of World War One, and acknowledges the commitment and dedication shown by local communities to mark the anniversary.

 

To view the booklet, visit: www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/sites/default/files/argyll_and_bute_remembers_.pdf