“To those who gave so much, we thank you.”
From the 8-10 May, visitors to The Royal Yacht Britannia can enjoy a 1940s-themed weekend to commemorate 75 years since the end of World War II and the arrival of peace in Europe. At 3pm on Friday 8 May, a lone piper will stand tall at Britannia’s bow to play Battle’s O’er, a traditional air performed on the bagpipes at the end of a battle.
Throughout the weekend World War 2 veterans will receive free admission and we’ll have 1940s music playing throughout the State Apartments, plus a special celebratory fudge available in our onboard NAAFI.
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Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their weekend walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Archaeologist Liz Carlton uncovers how literature has influenced military conflicts and the terrain of the battlefield in this online talk hosted by the National Library of Scotland.
Join Edinburgh Peace & Justice Centre’s member Shoji Masuzawa in an origami peace crane making and storytelling workshop suitable for 7 to 75+ year olds!