Hawick the first stop-off for kids’ WW1 research tour

Scottish primary school kids who delved into the past to uncover what life was like for families in World War One will present their award-winning research as part of a national touring exhibition with the Royal British Legion Scotland.

And this month, Legion Scotland’s ‘Stories of World War One Families’ competition will go on display around Scotland.

As part of the tour, the Hawick branch will present the research including powerful photos in a special exhibition from September 10-14 at the former Cash Connections shop in North Bridge Street.

Over 100 years since the outbreak of World War One, pupils and staff from schools across Scotland set out to uncover real life stories of how the war impacted on families and communities.

Kids uncovered names of local servicemen who lost their lives during the World War One and captured family stories mainly through photos. Competition entries will make sure each and every one of the servicemen is remembered this centenary year and for generations to come.

Local Legion stalwart Jim Coltman said: “The whole idea is to bring greater awareness of World War One to both the youngsters and the general public. Hawick is the first stop on the tour and I would encourage as many folk as possible to visit.”