'Echoes From Gallipoli' 1915 - 2015 A WW1 Commemoration
'Echoes from Gallipoli' will be a community commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign. This event is presented jointly by The Dunkeld Archive and Birnam Arts with readings by members of local amateur theatre group BIPS. Bob Davidson has adapted first hand accounts and documentation from both our local and National press archives. These accounts recall the history and experiences of soldiers who served with The Scottish Horse Yeomanry which was based in and around Dunkeld.
The Scottish Horse was originally raised in South Africa in 1900, and in 1901 a regiment of four squadrons was raised under the command of The Marquis of Tullibardine, afterwards The Duke of Atholl. Later a second regiment was formed consisting of Scotsman from home and Australians of Scottish decent. The two regiments served with distinction in the South African campaign and in 1902, The Scottish Horse was disbanded, the Boer War being ended. Then in 1903, The Scottish Horse Yeomanry was reformed as a cavalry unit. The 1st Regiment was raised in Perthshire, the 2nd in Aberdeenshire, Elgin, Nairn and Argyllshire, and recruitment was aimed at keepers and stalkers with special emphasis on scouting and the use of the rifle.
'Echoes from Gallipoli' will be a community event at Birnam Arts on Saturday September 19th 8pm tickets are free but please call Birnam Arts to reserve seats.
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