Scars on the City: Edinburgh in World War I

Scars on the City: Edinburgh in World War I


The exhibition will look at the effect of the War on people in Edinburgh. It will take as its basis a map of Edinburgh, recording a selection of areas ‘touched’ by the War in different ways.

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

Who is this for? - All
Dates: 5 February 2015 - 27 June 2015
Cost: Free


What was it like to be in Edinburgh while World War I was raging? What were the dangers and excitements, the hardships and the joys? Scars on the City brings wartime Edinburgh to life, exploring the Zeppelin raids that destroyed people and buildings, the recruitment drives that thronged the streets, the life of women war workers  in the City and the experiences of Edinburgh’s children.

Packed with fascinating photographs and objects from shrapnel and bullet casings to knitted comforts and military board games, Scars on the City shows the thrill and horror of a War that reached beyond the front line to our own doorstep.