Bank holiday pub-goers will be able to enjoy a few extra hours until last orders under plans announced by the Home Secretary to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day.
An Aberdeen University graduate, Helene Aldwinkle, has just been awarded the Legion d'honneur by the French Government for her work at Bletchley Park during the Second World War.
VE Day, which takes place this coming Tuesday, May 8, is a celebration for some, a bittersweet, painful memory for many, and a page from a school book for others, but at Aberdeenshire’s elegant Douneside House, Second World War history comes alive.
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On Tuesday, May 8, 1945, Winston Churchill broadcast the longed-for announcement that war in Europe was over.
Potato Pete may not be a name familiar to the younger generation, but for those who lived through World War II, he was a familiar cartoon character, introduced by the Ministry of Agriculture to encourage the population to eat home grown vegetables.
Scots potato growers are being urged to take part in a special VE Day 70th anniversary campaign.
The UK Government has fined one of its own departments and will use the money to send 2,500 veterans to London for World War II commemorations.