Buckie library will be hosting a World War I open day at the weekend.
Experts Derek Bird of the Western Front Association, local author and researcher John Crawford, local historian and writer Jill Stewart and members of the Buckie and District Fishing Heritage Centre will be on hand to deal with inquiries, look at photographs, listen to family memories and comment on any artefacts that are brought in between 10am and 2pm on Saturday.
Advice and information will be available on tracing military ancestry, medals, uniforms, the events of the war, local war memorials, on those who took part in the conflict and many other topics.
There will be displays of photographs, posters, old newspapers and films of the Great War, reflecting life on the battlefields and life in Moray and Banffshire at that time.
Moray’s War aims to build a permanent record for future generations of the life of the county and its people, whether at home or overseas during the conflict, with the Banffshire area being of particular interest. There is also a wealth of material to be gathered about and from the east coastal area of Moray.
The event will offer an excellent opportunity for local people to find out more about the war years and crucially to tell the experts about their families’ stories and contributions, and to take in photographs, postcards, medals, diaries and other memorabilia for copying and photographing.
The Moray’s War website will be launched in January 2015 as part of the Scotland’s War project which aims to leave a legacy of information and peoples’ experiences for future generations.