The First World War had a huge effect on life within Scotland. Studies on the Home Front tend to look at how civilians responded to the problems created by the war, however there is more to the story.
The military activity within Scotland is much greater than previously recognised. From the role of the navy and its bases, to the training of the new army and defending the east coast of Scotland, the development of aerial warfare and even the German attacks on Scottish islands. The effects of war were felt in every area of Scotland, with the creation of hospitals, new industries and military camps, including Prisoner of War camps, across the land.
Allan will discuss the impact of the First World War on the Scottish landscape and the techniques used to uncover this legacy, focusing on what now survives as archaeology.