Allan Kilpatrick, Data and Recording Officer, Heritage Directorate, and Philip Robertson, Deputy Head of Designations: Inventories & Marine, Heritage Directorate, present Scotland's Age of War.
'Fortress Clyde - The First and Second World War defences of the Glasgow and the Clyde'
A presentation on the results of recent and ongoing archaeological survey work by Historic Environment Scotland to record and understand the network of defences which were constructed to protect the second city of the empire. The range of military archaeology comprises coast batteries on the lower Clyde to a complex network of air defences surrounding Glasgow and the Clyde, all built to stop, deter and confuse the enemy.
"Scapa Flow, Orkney"
Scapa Flow was a key northern base for the British Grand Fleet during the First World War, and for the Royal Navy’s Home Fleet in the Second World War. It witnessed momentous wartime events such as the sinking of HMS Vanguard (1917), the internment and scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet (1919), and the loss of HMS Royal Oak (1939). This talk presents the results of underwater surveys examining what survives of this past, and examines how our appreciation of this heritage has evolved over the last hundred years.
Light refreshments will be available.
Event begins at 6pm with last admission at 6.15pm. Latecomers will not be admitted.
Booking is essential.
If you are a Historic Scotland Member, please bring your membership card to present on arrival with your ticket.
Free parking available at Longmore House.