King George VI visits the Scottish National War Memorial in 1937
Sep 15: This wonderful video shows King George VI, the Queen and young princesses visiting the Memorial in 1937. This was during the Ceremony of the Keys.
Service held to mark the 1st Anniversary of the Invasion of Ukraine
Jun 19: On Friday 24th February 2023 the Memorial was honored to host the Ukrainian Community for a wreath-laying ceremony to mark the 1st Anniversary of the Russian invasion.
95th Annual Service of Commemoration
Jun 19: The 95th Annual Service of Commemoration was held at the Scottish National War Memorial on Tuesday 6th June 2023
12 Days in France - The Story of of Lieutenant James Keith Trotter, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders
Jun 15: Read the story of the short WW1 service of Lieutenant James Keith Trotter, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders, as written by one of his decendants
Scotland's Merchant Navy Memorial
Jun 10: Historically, Scotland has always had a very strong relationship with the sea. However the sacrifices made by Scotland’s merchant seamen during both World Wars have not always been as recognised as they could have been.
"Flag Ladies" make a welcome return to the SNWM
Jan 19: This week we were delighted to welcome our "flag ladies" back to the Memorial after a long break during COVID.
Remembrance Sunday & Armistice Day 2022
Nov 11: Services were held at the Scottish National War Memorial on Armistice Day and at the Stone of Remembrance in Edinburgh on Remembrance Sunday.
Annual Commemoration Service
Oct 6: The 95th Annual Service of Commemoration was held at the Scottish National War Memorial on Thursday 6th October.
Visit of the Lord High Commissioner
May 25: The Chief Executive and Trustees of the Memorial were delighted to host The Lord High Commissioner Lord Patrick Hodge and Lady Hodge for a visit on 25th May during General Assembly Week.
Archive of events
Mar 27: The SNWM host remembrance events throughout the year.
Battle of Arras Commemoration 9 April 2017
Apr 9: The 100th anniversary of the commencement of the Battle of Arras, was commemorated at a service in the Memorial on Sunday 9 April 2017.
Memorial Annual Service 2016
Jul 25: The Trustees and Staff of the Memorial were honoured by a visit in July 2016 by HRH The Princess Royal who attended the Memorial's Annual Service.
The Battle of the Somme Vigil - 30 June/1 July 2016
Jul 1: At 0730hrs on 1 July 1916 the whistles blew and the pipes played ordering men to climb out of their trenches and cross "no-mans" land towards the German positions. So began the Battle of the Somme.
Visit to the Memorial by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh - 3 July 2014
Jul 3: Summer 2014 was an especially busy time for the Trustees and staff of the Memorial, as the Centenary of the outbreak of World War One approached.
Publication of "Scotland's Shrine"
Jun 16: Summer 2014 saw the publication of Professor Duncan Macmillan's book "Scotland's Shrine - The Scottish National War Memorial".