Great War Dundee

The Great War Dundee Partnership aims to co-ordinate a city-wide approach to the centenary commemoration of the First World War in Dundee, bringing the community together with the city’s museums, archives, libraries, universities, schools, businesses and societies through a programme of activities that encourage the broadest possible public participation and collective reminiscence.


  • To increase people’s knowledge of Dundee’s part in the Great War
  • To stimulate and record individual stories relating to the Great War
  • To preserve these and other relevant material and add them to the city’s heritage collections
  • To increase the knowledge of young people in Dundee about their city’s past
  • To encourage personal research into family and local history
  • To harness people’s passion for their wartime history and encourage voluntary participation
  • To encourage creative responses to our wartime heritage in a variety of media
  • To investigate and support external funding opportunities to develop these activities and events

We are keen to hear from anyone interested in taking part in our activities or organising their own! If you have stories, objects, photos or documents to share about Dundee people during the Great War, please let us know.

There are various ways you can do this:

or write to:

Billy Kenefick
Chair, Great War Dundee Partnership
History, School of Humanities
University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 4HN


Dundee’s Own Black Watch Regiment
Members of the 4th Battalion, the Black Watch depart from Dundee Tay Bridge Station heading for their depot during the First World War.
Image courtesy of D C Thomson, Dundee

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