First World War exhibition

One of the photos from the archives that will be on display at the exhibition
One of the photos from the archives that will be on display at the exhibition

An exhibition commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and exploring its impact on the communities of East Dunbartonshire will open in Kirkintilloch.

The exhibition, located on the ground floor of the William Patrick Library in Kirkintilloch, features material from the Local Studies, Archive, Museum and Lending collections including books, photographs, letters, newspaper articles and artefacts.

The event, which will run from October 13 to November16, was arranged as part of a number of activities planned by East Dunbartonshire Council and EDLC Trust to mark the centenary commemorations of the First World War.

Scott Hill, chairman of EDLC Trust, said: “This is a great collaborative exhibition of some fascinating artefacts that will help bring this period of history to life.

“In addition to the exhibition we will be inviting all of our customers to fill in Remembrance Slips with the names of relatives who fought in the First World War.

“These names will be put on display in the library during the exhibition so that we might remember their courage and their sacrifice.”

Councillor Vaughan Moody, Vice Convener of Development and Regeneration,added: “The exhibition provides a fascinating insight into this area’s involvement in the war to end all wars.

“I hope residents come along to discover more about the stories behind the people from this area who were affected by the First World War.”