Perth and Kinross Remembers

Perth & Kinross Remembers was a twelve-month legacy project that acknowledges the First World War memorial work undertaken by local community groups and individuals during the recent commemorative period (2014-2018). Through the creation of a First World War Legacy Collection, alongside a series of talks and workshops, this project aims to collect and preserve these remembrance projects in Perth & Kinross Archive, making them accessible for future generations.


Over the past five years, Culture Perth and Kinross’s Archives & Local and Family History team have supported a wide range of First World War projects that took place across Perth and Kinross.

During this period, Perth & Kinross Remembers was formed to help groups and individuals across the region deliver a variety of commemorative projects that took place during the 2014-18 commemoration period.

Now in 2019 and throughout 2020, the project will:

  • Gather work and research produced by community groups and individuals during the commemoration period to be placed in the First World War Legacy Collection.
  • Raise awareness of work carried out by memorial groups and individuals during the recent commemorative period
  • Highlight the legacy and impact of the First World War at a local and national level through a series of talks and workshops.
  • Celebrate the achievements of memorial groups and acknowledge their hard work and dedication to their projects, as well as our project overall.
  • Provide volunteering opportunities in rehousing, cataloguing, digitisation and community engagement, allowing volunteers the chance to enhance and develop their skillset.
  • Provide support for community groups on caring for their collections, including advice on digitisation and storing items.

We are grateful to all our project funders for their support:

  • National Lottery Heritage Fund
  • Friends of Perth & Kinross Archive
  • Jimmie Cairncross Charitable Trust
  • Perth Common Good Fund

Participating Projects

During 2014-18, groups and individuals across Perth and Kinross carried out a variety of memorial work including research, talks, concerts, memorial walks and much more to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Find out more here.

Get Involved

There are lots of ways to get involved and support the project.

Have you been involved with First World War memorial projects in your local community, or researched war memorials or other subjects relating to the impact of the war in Perth & Kinross? Do you have original photographs, letters and other papers from the First World War? If so, we would love to add your collections to the First World War Legacy Collection in Perth & Kinross Archive. Please see the following page for more information.


On the Perth & Kinross Remembers First World War Resources pages you can find links and information about national, local and online resources. Find out more here.

Project Blog

On the Perth & Kinross Remembers project blog you are kept keep up to date with project developments and exciting discoveries from Project Officer Fiona Hall, as well as our exciting exclusive guest blog posts. Check out the blog here.