Scottish soldiers during the First World War, © Crown copyright 2012

Leading Scottish think tank labels Scotland's First World War Centenary plans a "whitewash"

Posted on centenarynews.com on 28 May 2013
Share |

The Scotsman has reported that a leading Scottish think tank has called Scottish Government proposals to mark the Centenary of the First World War a "whitewash".

The Jimmy Reid Foundation has expressed concerns that national plans to commemorate the conflict are dominated by "Establishment and military" figures and does not consider "why the war was fought and address the needless loss of life".

Scotland's Centenary plans were announced on 23rd May 2013 by First Minister Alex Salmond.

To read the full article, visit The Scotsman website here.

Date of article publication: 27/05/2013

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News

About Us

Centenary News is a not for profit social enterprise - that has been set up to provide independent, impartial and international coverage of the Centenary of the First World War.

Let us know if you have a news story or a video that you would like to appear on the site.

The site has the following sections:

News Items

Debates

Videos

Articles and Blogs

Centenary News Features

Book Reviews

Events Diary

Organisation Profiles

Please contact us for more information.