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East Dunbartonshire's war

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    Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in Lenzie

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    Entertaining Wounded Soliders

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East Dunbartonshire's War

Welcome to East Dunbartonshire's War Project

East Dunbartonshire Archives & Local Studies received funding from the Scottish Information & Library Council (SLIC) to explore the impact of the First World War on the East Dunbartonshire area. Our aim is to use Archives and Local Studies collections in new and innovative ways to engage young people and local communities. 

Crosshill Road, Lenzie, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders


Experience life in East Dunbartonshire during the First World War at one of our family friendly events. Visit our Facebook page for photos of previous events held in Bearsden, Milngavie, Kirkintilloch, Lennoxtown and Bishopbriggs. 
EDW Events

Rolling Bandages

The War at Home

Those at home in East Dunbartonshire contributed towards the war effort in many ways  including working in industry and local business, gathering sphagnum moss to treat wounds and housing Belgian refugees.
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Campsie War Memorial Unveiling Ceremony

First World War Research

Are you interested in tracing your own First World War ancestors?  Or finding out the stories behind the names on your local war memorial? We can help point you in the right direction. 
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Crosshill Road, Lenzie, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Recruitment and Objection

Attitudes towards the First World War varied. Learn more about local views of conscription, introduced in 1916, and the Local Tribunals which decided who was exempt from military service.
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