South Ayrshire people to mark World War One

More than 100 people from South Ayrshire will represent the area at a major event marking the 100 year anniversary of the outbreak of World War One in Edinburgh next month.

One hundred and fourteen seats have already been allocated by South Ayrshire Council to people from across the area. Representatives of the military, veterans groups, charities and civic leaders have also been invited.

From Tuesday the Scottish Commemorations Panel have made a thousand places available to those in South Ayrshire and across the country who have not already secured tickets through their local authority or been invited by other means.

Signalling the start of the five-year Scottish Commemorations Programme, a Drumhead Service will be held at Edinburgh Castle on August 10 before a congregation of people from all parts of Scotland.

Memorial events will also happen in Glasgow on August 4 to mark the date that Britain entered the First World War conflict.