Display to mark centenary of World War One

The Stonehaven Tolbooth Association, in conjunction with Stonehaven Heritage Society, are planning to construct a small display.

Set up at the Tolbooth Museum, it will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

It is their intention to run the display from June until October 2014.

Main thrust of the display will be how the war affected the people of Kincardineshire and the North East of Scotland.

A spokesperson for the Groups said: “It is not our intention to glorify the war.

‘‘However, if possible, we wish to highlight its futility and the waste of human life while not forgetting the very significant contribution and sacrifice made especially by those who served in the armed forces.

“To this end, we are putting out a request through the Mearns Leader to ask people if they would be willing to loan or donate to the Tolbooth Museum any relevant artefacts or records that they have hidden away in lofts, drawers and cupboards pertaining to our involvement in this war.

“If you wish to help please drop into the Tolbooth Museum and talk to our volunteers (open 1.30-4.30pm, Wednesday to Monday.”

You can also e-mail George Strang at george.strang @btinternet.com or get in touch via the website at http://www.stonehaventolbooth.co.uk through our contacts page or Contact Stonehaven Heritage Society at http://www.stonehaven-heritage.org/ on their contact section.