A GREAT WAR SCOTTISH HERO IS HONOURED IN FRANCE

by Evelyn McKechnie ‘I put my Mammy’s flowers down for her wee brother. That was always her wish’.Theresa McKend, niece of Victoria Cross recipient Hugh McIver In 2008, it was the 90th anniversary of the end of the Great War, ‘the war to end all wars’ and it was a special year of remembrance. TheContinue reading “A GREAT WAR SCOTTISH HERO IS HONOURED IN FRANCE”

Scotland’s WW1 Private Ryan

by Evelyn McKechnie An Ayrshire Mill Town Kilbirnie is a small town in the Garnock Valley, North Ayrshire, with a population of around 7,500. Like so many small towns, it thrived in the past, but not so much now. In the mid 19th century, it bustled with all types of mills – linen-thread mills, flax-spinningContinue reading “Scotland’s WW1 Private Ryan”