WW100 Legacy – Time Capsule
WW100 Scotland which oversaw the commemorations of Scotland’s role in WW1 one hundred years on has filled a time capsule, launched a series of educational resources based on the award-winning production of Far Far From Ypres and created a map of Scottish Memorials on the Western Front as it hands over key legacy items to Armed Forces charity Poppyscotland.
The time capsule, a wooden box made by ex-veterans at Erskine and locked by Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs will be kept by Poppyscotland to be opened on 4 August 2114, the 200th anniversary of the start of WW1. It contains a number of mementos including copies of the historic booklets produced for the commemorations, films and photos. It will be housed in the refurbished Poppy Factory in Canonmills when it re-opens in 2021.
Receiving the time capsule on behalf of Poppyscotland was the charity’s Head of Fundraising & Learning, Gordon Michie. He said: “Poppyscotland is honoured to have been entrusted with the safekeeping of this remarkable artefact. The time capsule will take pride of place as a central feature within Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory, which will reopen after refurbishment in late 2020. Together with the wide range of WW100 resources which we are embedding within out our ongoing learning and outreach work, Poppyscotland will ensure that the legacy from the commemorative period continues to engage and inspire learning over the next 100 years.”