Returning heroes’ reflected glory
FROM the muddy trenches of the Somme to the stifling heat of Camp Bastion, they bravely laid down their lives for this country.
Now the sacrifices by members of the Armed Forces across more than a century of conflicts have been honoured in a time-lapse video showing troops returning from wars.
The film has been projected onto a series of Scottish landmarks including Eilean Donan Castle, Ross-shire, St Andrews Old Course Hotel in Fife, and the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge, Inverness-shire.
Poppyscotland, the charity behind the Scottish Poppy Appeal, produced the 90-second video. With nearly half a million views online in a matter of days, it says the project has captured the imagination of people across the globe. Fraser Bedwell, of Poppyscotland, said: ‘We wanted to create a short film to share online during this important centenary year as a tribute to those who sacrificed so much.
‘It was also important for us to remind the public and in particular the Armed Forces community, that Poppyscotland will always be there with our vital, life-changing support.’
Evocative: Footage projected on HMS Prince of Wales at Rosyth