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Moray's War open day at Elgin library

Press release   •   Nov 16, 2015 09:32 GMT

People are being urged to look out First World War memorabilia for a Moray’s War open day being held at Elgin library later this month.

The Moray’s War project aims to develop a comprehensive record of Moray and those living in Moray during 1914 to 1918.

The open day, which takes place on Saturday, November 21 from 10am to 3pm, is the latest in a series of events designed to increase knowledge and awareness of everyday life both on the battlefield and on the home front.

There will be various displays on the day and experts will be on hand to offer advice and deal with queries and to discuss artefacts that people bring along.

Elgin-based community librarian Jane Thomas said the event would present another opportunity for local people to add to what was already known about life in Moray during the years of the Great War.

“Previous open days have been excellent,” she said. “The recent Keith open day was a great success, with lots of fascinating information and material being brought in, including beadwork made by Turkish prisoners of war, rare manuals for rifles and standing orders from the Front.”

A huge amount of information is already available on the Moray’s War website at

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.