The Gordon Highlanders Museum

Through "Post War Conflicts and Peace Keeping Missions", The Gordon Highlanders Museum has, between September 2008 and October 2009, explored the post-WWII period through the eyes of Gordon Soldiers, their families, the wider community, and where possible, immigrants of the countries who lived in Scotland at the time of the conflicts. Oral histories are based around where the Gordon Highlanders served after World War II, such as Kenya, Palestine, and Zanzibar.

By organising a series of workshops, the ongoing conflict in some of these regions has been examined and has provided a link between today and the period when the Regiment served there. The Museum, has worked in partnership with Aberdeen City Council's Arts Education Team to liaise with local schools. A storyteller has brought subjects to life for the school children. Themes explored include: The Legacy of War; the End of the British Empire; Decolonisation; and the Commonwealth.

It is hoped that this work has created a unique record and a wider understanding by local people of a period in history in which the Gordon Highlanders played a significant part. The Regiment served the Crown for 200 and continues to serve as The Highlanders, 4th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Commenting on the initiative in 2008, Sarah Malone, Executive Director, The Gordon Highlanders Museum said: "We are delighted to be involved in Remembering Scotland At War, which will bring to life the outstanding testimonies of our local veterans for the benefit of this generation."


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