Effort to save WWI training trenches in Edinburgh
Support has flooded in for a campaign to stop the Capital’s historic trenches from being lost forever.
A network of trenches at Dreghorn Woods in Colinton, which it is estimated would cost around £10,000 to save, could soon disappear as they become overgrown by trees.
The drive to save them, which is being backed by the Evening News, is being led by writer and historian Lynne Gladstone Millar, whose father William Ewart Gladstone Millar was trained in the trenches before he was sent to the Battle of the Somme.
Jack Alexander, author and a member of the McCrae’s Battalion Trust – which commemorates the men of the 16th Battalion The Royal Scots who lost their lives at the Battle of the Somme – said: “It is so important to preserve anything that is connected to the First World War – we can’t afford to lose the little we have left....
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