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VISIT OUR HISTORIC SITES OF REMEMBRANCE DISCOVER CEMETERIES AND MEMORIALS ACROSS SCOTLAND WESTERN ISLES SCOTLAND SHETLAND ISLANDS PERTH (JEANFIELD AND WELLSHILL) CEMETERY KILCHOMAN MILITARY CEMETERY During the First World War (1914-18), the troop ship HMS Otranto went down in a storm off the island of Islay. This remote cemetery overlooking Machir Bay was established by local people for the burial of those washed ashore in the hours and days after the tragedy. Kilchoman, Isle of Islay 1 MORAY 6 ORKNEY ISLANDS 4 You might not expect to find hundreds of graves of Polish servicemen in the centre of a Scottish city, but Perth Cemetery is the final resting place of over 350 Polish soldiers, sailors, and airmen of the Second World War. These men and women escaped Nazi occupied Europe and throughout the war were based in Perthshire. To this day Perth Cemetery is a focal point of Polish remembrance. Rannoch Road, Perth, PH1 2BY HIGHLANDS GLASGOW WESTERN NECROPOLIS 3 ABERDEENSHIRE ABERDEEN EDINBURGH (COMELY BANK) CEMETERY Best known for the mighty warships built on the Clyde, Glasgow was a major hub of military activity during both World Wars with Army depots and military hospitals based in the city. Today you will find almost 500 war graves in this large cemetery. 9 Tresta Road, Glasgow, G23 5AB 2 PERTH& KINROSS 4 ANGUS DUNDEE 5 Opened to the public in 1843, Comely Bank Cemetery is situated in the heart of Edinburgh. Today, over 300 service personnel lie at rest at this peaceful site, which is next to a former military hospital. Unusually, a large number of the war graves here are marked by recumbent (flat) headstones. Crewe Road South, Edinburgh. EH4 2DL KINGUSSIE CEMETERY We care for only a handful of war graves in this small Speyside cemetery. Two of the men buried here were born in this valley – the rest served with the Royal Indian Army Service Corps who trained for mountain warfare in the Cairngorms during the Second World War. These men now lie at rest thousands of miles from their home of India. Kingussie, PH21 1LS 3 1 ARGYLL & BUTE INVERCLYDE NORTH AYRSHIRE RENFREWSHIRE STIRLING 2 GLASGOW EAST RENFREWSHIRE EAST DUMBARTONSHIRE EAST AYRSHIRE CLACKMANNANSHIRE FALKIRK NORTH LANARKSHIRE WEST LOTHIAN SOUTH LANARKSHIRE 5 EDINBURGH FIFE MIDLOTHIAN EAST LOTHIAN SCOTTISH BORDERS 6 LYNESS (ROYAL NAVAL) CEMETERY During the World Wars, the isolated Orkney Isles became one of the most important Royal Navy bases in the world. Hundreds of warships were based here, and thousands of sailors called the islands home. Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery was begun in 1915 and continued in use until 1946. Lyness, Hoy, Orkney SOUTH AYRSHIRE DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY

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