Remembrance booklet

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‘How Argyll and Bute Remembered’ is a planned commemorative publication which illustrates several events staged in the area to mark the centenary of the end of the war.

Should it be approved by members at a full council meeting this week, the booklet will be made available to the public soon afterwards.

Councillors will also be recommended to record their appreciation for the World War One Commemoration Steering Group, which was established in 2013.

A report by executive director of customer services Douglas Hendry states: ‘The booklet cannot capture all the activity that has taken place during the centenary period, or indeed the contributions made by so many, but it provides a sense of how Argyll and Bute remembered.

‘Chaired by the Lord-Lieutenant of Argyll and Bute, Patrick Stewart, the group brought together councillors, community representatives, members of the Royal British Legion, regimental contacts, and officers from a range of council services including museums and libraries.

‘The group established an approach that encouraged community participation in a programme that would recognise, archive and commemorate the contribution of the people of Argyll and Bute in World War One, and leave a continuing legacy for future generations.’

The report adds that publication of the booklet could be contained within the council’s existing budget.