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CENTENARY REMEMBRANCE FOR WORLD WAR I POETS

History Scotland’s Hidden Histories author Neil McLennan beside the new memorial
The memorial, draped with specially-commissioned Scotland’s War tartan

The lord provost was joined by representatives from Edinburgh Napier University, Scottish Poetry Library, University of Aberdeen, Edinburgh City council, Scotland’s War and Dignity Funerals Ltd Scotland, who form the partnership behind the project.

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