Gretna 100: Seven of the 7th Exhibition
Monday 16th - Monday 23rd November 2015
10am - 5pm (Mon - Sat), free entry
On the 22nd May 1915 1915, at Quintinshill near Gretna, the worst train disaster in British railway history left over 200 men from the 1/7th Royal Scots dead. This ‘Leith Battalion’ trained at the Drill Hall on Dalmeny Street which later became the focus point for families looking for information after the disaster.
A group of community researchers have worked with Citizen Curator and artist Jan-Bee Brown to research and curate an exhibition, Seven of the 7th, exploring the disaster through the story of seven soldiers who were involved. This exhibition also includes The Tree of Life, produced in partnership with Pilmeny Youth Centre and artist Heather Scott, in which pupils from Leith Academy have researched and helped to make a glass dog-tag for each of the 216 soldiers who died. Producer/Director Ray Bird’s film documentary will be shown as part of the exhibition.
For more information about the Gretna 100 project please visit www.outoftheblue.org.uk/gretna100