Remembering the Great War
4 Aug 2014 – 5 Jul 2015
Portraits of poets, artists and senior statesmen are shown alongside less well-known figures in order to explore the contribution of Scottish people to the First World War.
Among those featured are Commander-in-Chief Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, James Keir Hardie who opposed British involvement in the war and Dr Elsie Ingles who took a team of Scottish nurses to Serbia.
Artists Sir James Gunn and Sir William Gillies are also included – both were wounded in action – as is inventor of the gas mask J S Haldane and Harry Lauder, who wrote the morale-boosting anthem Keep Right on to the End of the Road and whose only son was killed in France on Boxing Day, 1916.