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Marking the centenary of the Armistice in 2018, this exhibition explores the impact of the First World War on life and society in post-war Scotland. After the huge sacrifices made during the war, the country faced further enormous challenges. In harsh economic conditions, struggles ensued between competing ideals and priorities, as some fought determinedly for their own idea of a ‘better world’. With more people able to vote, and harnessing the energy and hope felt at the end of the war, many used collective action to strive for change, whether for better housing, workers’ rights, equality, or a new Scottish identity.

Please note: The bookings for this tour will go live on Eventbrite and via the National Library website in mid-January 2019.  Bookings can be made via www.nls.uk/events or by phoning 0131 623 3734.


Venue discount information
Most events are free, booking essential.

Venue Hearing System

Type of Hearing System
The board room used for talks is fitted with an induction loop. An fm portable loop system is availble for small group tours.
Hearing System Collection Point
The information desk.

How to Book

Venue contact for bookings:
0131 623 3734 Online bookings http://www.nls.uk/events


National Library of Scotland

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0131 623 3700
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