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Moray's War fortnight at Lossiemouth library

Press release   •   Apr 21, 2016 09:59 BST

The latest event in a four-year Moray project to coincide with the centenary of World War 1 will take place over the next fortnight.

Moray’s War, which is being led by the council’s libraries service, is demonstrating what life was like for the people on the home front during the 1914-18 war.

As the project continues, Lossiemouth library will play host to a photographic display from April 25 to May 7 during which local people will be encouraged to share their families’ stories from the era of the Great War.

On Thursday, May 5 at 7pm there will be an illustrated talk entitled ‘A bleak day for Lossiemouth’ by amateur historian George Meldrum based on his own research into the tragic story of 11 men from Lossiemouth, all of whom lost their lives near Arras on the same day in 1917.

And on Saturday, May 7 from 10am to 2pm there will be a Moray’s War roadshow with displays of photographs, weapons and artefacts and the opportunity to exchange information with the Moray’s War team.

Further information is available by calling Elgin library on 01343 562600 or Lossiemouth library on 01343 813334 or by e-mailing

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.