Gretna 100 Project

Saturday 21st June 2014

On the morning of Saturday 22nd May 1915, near Gretna, 210 men were killed and 224 injured in the worst disaster in British Railway history. 102 of those killed were young men from the 7th (Leith) Battalion of the Royal Scots. Many of these victims were brought back to Leith and laid out in The Drill Hall on Dalmeny Street prior to burial in Rosebank Ceremony.

Out of the Blue Arts and Education Trust are planning a programme of events in 2015 to investigate the impact on the community and to mark 100 years since the disaster. We are inviting you to come and get involved in activity which will include a research group, producing an original piece of theatre and an exhibition.

Most of this work will begin in the Autumn 2014 but we are holding an informal meeting about the project on Saturday 21st June 2014 at 11am at The Drill Hall to ask questions, share stories and find out how you can be involved.

For more information or to book a place at this meeting please contact Gavin on

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