A four-and-a-half-year project telling the story of Moray and its people during the Great War will be launched next month.
The Moray’s War initiative aims to tap into the memories, photographs and artefacts that people in the region have to build a complete picture of how World War I affected the area and its residents.
A range of roadshows, events, talks and displays will invite local people to contribute the stories of their families or communities from yesteryear and to share research they have carried out.
Following the project’s completion, organisers hope to create a Moray’s War website, which will provide a comprehensive record of the region and its people at home and at war.
The site will be part of a Scotland’s War national programme co-ordinated by Edinburgh University.
There will be a Moray’s War open day on Saturday, September 20, at Elgin Library from 10am to 4pm.
Experts will be on hand to deal with inquiries, look at World War I photographs and memorabilia and give advice on tracing military ancestry.
Moray’s War is co-ordinated by Moray Council’s Libraries Service, which will welcome inquiries or contributions, and is also inviting volunteers willing to research stories or copy photographs to get involved.