Scottish War Dead Projection At Holyrood 02112018 CREDIT Scottish Parliament
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Names Of Scottish War Dead To Be Beamed On To Parliament Building

The names of all 134,712 people recorded in the Scottish National War Memorial Roll of Honour with be projected.

Scottish War Dead Projection At Holyrood 02112018 CREDIT Scottish Parliament

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The names of Scots who died in the Great War will be projected on to the Scottish Parliament building to mark the centenary of Armistice Day.

In total, the name of 134,712 men and women are recorded in the Scottish National War Memorial Roll of Honour and it is estimated it will take from 5pm until midnight on 11 November to pay tribute to them all.

They include servicemen, nurses, munitions factory workers, Merchant Navy personnel, and overseas servicemen.

Artist Ross Ashton designed the project, entitled ‘Their Name Liveth’, in collaboration with the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish National War Memorial and The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Set to music, the illumination covering the whole facade of the Parliament will include images and designs that tell the story of the 1914-1918 conflict.

Members of public are invited to the evening event which will include performances by pipers from across Scotland and will conclude at midnight with the Last Post.

Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP said: "I hope as many people as possible will join us on Armistice Day to view what will be a truly unique illumination.

"The fact it will take seven hours to project the names of all those who died reflects the sheer scale of the loss and the devastation the war had on communities right across Scotland."

David Allfrey, chief executive of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, said: "This event is hugely important and will help us to reflect upon all we've learned over the past century, and in particular these previous four years.

"We would encourage as many people as possible to join us at The Parliament and pay their own personal tribute."

Lt Col Colin McGrory, the Secretary to the Trustees of the Scottish National War Memorial, said: "Behind every name projected onto the Parliament on 11 November is a story of a son, a daughter, a father, a husband.

"One hundred years on, it is our duty and honour to remember them and what they gave their lives for."