From a last letter home to an engagement ring found off the coast of Orkney, a mobile app was developed to provide a treasure trove of First World War family stories and artefacts.
You can also explore First World War stories contributed by Next of Kin museum partners on Historypin.
From satirical sketches to heartfelt poetry, this app gives a personal insight into the lives of nurses and their patients in Scottish War Hospitals during the First World War [Edit 11.11.19 the app is no longer available for download].
You can also explore a selection of the poems, drawings and jokes penned by Nurse Mellor’s patients in this slideshow.
A collection of handling objects relating to the exhibition themes is being used in learning activities at each tour venue. This resource can be used to support learning activities about the First World War as it includes object handling notes and ideas for things to do and make, such as crafts and creative writing.
[Edit: 30/09/20, page 47, The National Egg Collection for the Wounded was started by Poultry World in November 1914]
The voices below are taken from written correspondence between Scottish families featured in the exhibition. They bring the stories and personalities to life.