Battle of the Somme 1916 - 2016
ASA Scotland arranged our "Battle of the Somme" Commemoration in Partnership with West Lothian Council, the venue was St Michael's Church, Linlithgow. Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant Ms Moira Brydie MBE was our guest of honour.
West Lothian Council held a Civic Reception to recognise the education work of the Association.
Click to view Lt Col Gary Tait MBE
Balbardie Primary School learn about the "Battle of the Somme" CLICK playground picture to view
The young people then held a Remembrance Service in their playground and hoisted ASA Scotland Great War Commemoration Flag to remember those who paid the untilate sacrifice during the Battle of the Somme 1916-2016.
ASA engaged with Balbardie Primary School, Bathgate, to enhance their knowledge of our Armed Forces who have kept us safe for over 100yrs. The young people learned about WW1, local and National heritage, WW2, Battle of the Somme. They learned about the Scottish/British/German uniforms and handled artefacts which enhances their learning experience. They also learned about the importance of Remembrance, Past, Present and Future. The legacy booklet above was created, leaving a lagcy in Bathgate, West Lothian.
Left photo's - our Vice Chair Cllr Harry Cartmill visiting his Great Grandfather's grave in Bathgate "I never served in HM Armed Forces, but I am extremely proud of my own families heritage, my Great Grandfather served in the Royal Scots and fought at the Battle of the Somme, he was one of the lucky one's who made it home, life was never the same for him"
"I trully beliveve in Remembrance through education, I endorse ASA Scotland amd would encourage schools and communities to engage and support this wonderful charity"