Polmont library first to host WW1 exhibition

The exhibition will tour district
The exhibition will tour district

An exhibition telling the story of the district during the Great War has been launched by Falkirk Community Trust.

‘Our Area in the First World War’ is a community-led project which was researched, designed and produced by schoolchildren and adults to mark the centenary of the conflict.

Meadowbank Library in Polmont is the first of several venues to host the exhibition, which will run until March 20, which features work by primary six pupils of Laurieston Primary School.

They have worked with the Trust’s heritage learning team researching the experiences of eight former pupils whose images appear in a photo album compiled by wartime headmaster James Mather.

Project coordinator Laura Macdonald said: “This project aimed to inspire participants of all ages to learn about local First World War heritage. The tour allows us to share their research to everyone in the community who would like to come along and reflect on the impact the First World War had on the area.”

Falkirk Community Trust chairman Ian Scott said: “Of all the events and exhibitions marking the outbreak of WW1 I found this the most moving and significant.”