Elgin is latest community to focus on Moray’s War

Moray's War - Elgin event on Saturday
Moray’s War – Elgin event on Saturday

THE FOCUS ON Moray’s War project developing a comprehensive record of the region and those living in it 100 years ago switches to Elgin next week.

People in the town are being urged to look out their First World War memorabilia for the Moray’s War open day being held in Elgin Library on Saturday.

The open day is the latest in a series of events designed to increase knowledge and awareness of everyday life both on the battlefield and on the home front during the 1914-1918 conflict.

A number of displays will go on show on the day while experts will be on hand to offer advice and deal with any queries from the public on the family artefacts that they have found in their own homes.

Elgin-based community librarian Jane Thomas said the event would present another opportunity for local people to add to what was already known about life in Moray during the years of the Great War.

She said: “Previous open days have been excellent. The recent Keith open day was a great success, with lots of fascinating information and material being brought in, including beadwork made by Turkish prisoners of war, rare manuals for rifles and standing orders from the Front.”

An extensive library information is already available on the Moray’s War website at www.scotlandswar.ed.ac.uk/moray.