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Port Ellen tuscania loganBoth Kilniver and Port Ellen Primary School are through to the voting stage of the Scottish Legion story writing and photo competition. Schools who entered this competition investigated how the outbreak of World War One impacted on the families in their local communities and the effect that it had on the day-to-day lives around them. Ten children from the winning school will receive a unique VIP experience at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo!


WW I kilninver3The Kilninver entry is about Robert Francis MacLean Gee, the great uncle of the classroom assistant, who was killed fighting in WW1. The Port Ellen entry is on the subject of the sinking of the Otranto and Tuscania off the coast of Islay in WW1.

Your favourite can be voted for by visiting the Scottish Legion website at HERE Thank you for your support!

  One Response to “Legion Scotland Primary Schools Competition 2014/15 – Stories of WWI’s Families”

  1. Good afternoon,
    Read with interest your recent post about Islay during the First World War. During the Easter holidays we have found some old school registers dating back to 1913 onwards in between roof joists of the attic.
    Dunoon Grammar (Secondary) School received children from various parts of Argyll and the Isles and were taught here at Dunoon.
    Most notably, I have the school admission date to Secondary School of Mr Donald Caskie of Bowmore who left here to go to Edinburgh University and onto a more incredible life. I have since came across school records for more children from Islay during and after the war and would be able to send some photocopies of same to let your children see some history from the islands past.
    Hopefully this may be of some interest to your schools.
    Kind regards,
    Ronnie.
    Janitor at Dunoon Primary School.

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