Forever Yours

A wonderfully crafted look at various personal accounts of Australians during ww1.   Page 38 looks at Olive Kings brush with romance while facing all the  pressures and dangers of working at the front.

Glasgow University

We are excited to be involved in Glasgow’s University Archives ww1 project.  The project is run by the university and we hope to able to provide a programme of presentations, talks and events over the next few months.  We also have been asked to provide details of the  women who studied at  Glasgow University,  who served in the Scottish Women’s Hospitals.  The names will  be included  on the university’s  Roll of Honour,.  It’s an undertaking we are delighted to be involved in as it includes working with young people, who hopefully will benefit from understanding what there predecessors achieved during ww1.  

Audio/Video Presentation

As part of our commitment to ensure people of all ages have the opportunity to learn more about the work of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals during WW1, we have produced a DVD which tells the story of the SWH during the war years. We have now completed a number of these events. So far the presentation has went well at Dunoon, Hamilton and Rutherglen and more to come in the following weeks.  The DVD follows the story from its beginning in Edinburgh to the hospitals in France and Serbia and includes footage of where the hospitals were, interviews with local historians, and our visits to  the monuments and graves that are dedicated to these brave women. The film also follows my journey, explaining where the research takes place and the people who have helped me along the way. It follows not only the work the hospitals did overseas but individual accounts of the lives of people such as Elsie Ingis. This largely forgotten piece of history we hope to bring back to life. For more details on the presentation and how we can arrange an evening to come along to your venue. Please call Alan on 07961330195.

Dunoon & Cowal Heritage Society


I am writing on behalf of Dunoon & Cowal Heritage Society to state how much we all enjoyed your presentation and talk on the Scottish Women’s Hospitals during WW1.  This subject was unknown until you brought to our attention the fact that there were at least 3 local persons who volunteered to become Nurses in Serbia and other theatres of War.
It is rare for the members to sit so quiet until you asked for questions!   The DVD was excellent in that you allowed the various archivists, local people in Serbia and other parts of Europe, to communicate the many aspects of your journey to portray the work of these pioneering, brave ladies. It is humbling to realise how much the people of Serbia are grateful for their work in tending to the soldiers and local people and that 100 years later, they still remember.
The Society would have no hesitation in supporting your aim for Scottish Women’s Hospital to become better known in this country.
Margaret McVicar, Treasurer, Dunoon & Cowal Heritage Society
3rd October, 2014