Events to mark centenary of the Great War announced

Plans to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War One have been announced for the Rosneath Peninsula.

Britain declared war on Germany on August 4 1914, following the invasion of Belgium – the Great War lasted four years and cost millions of lives.

The public is being invited to remember and reflect on the momentous days of 100 years ago at one or more of the short ecumenical commemorative events on Sunday August 3.

These will be held at 2:30pm in Garelochhead Parish Church, 3pm at St Modan’s Church Rosneath and 3:45pm at Cove War Memorial.

Other plans to commemorate the war locally include an exhibition about the Helensburgh House Auxiliary Hospital in Helensburgh, while an online audit of First World War buildings in Scotland includes searchlight emplacements, pillboxes and a firing range at Portkil.