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"Far, Far From Ypres"

A Scotsman's journey to The Western Front in WW1  

Songs of the time: recruitment, training, marching, trench,

home, women's, music hall, plus contemporary and poetry





Details of forthcoming tour


The story


Media and audience.


Cast photographs

The Cast

Biogs, cast links

The Songs

List of songs

The Script

Full script



Of the 700,000 Scots who joined the forces, more than 100,000 died. Nearly every village, city and town in Scotland has some form of memorial displaying the names of their war dead.

WW100 Scotland aims to inform people about Scotland's unique contribution to World War One and help them discover the effects of the war on their local communities and its lasting impact on life in Scotland today.

WW100 was proud to have launched the centenary commemorative tour of this acclaimed multimedia production Far, Far From Ypres, with our partners Legion Scotland and Poppyscotland. World War One music and songs from a Scottish perspective.

THE TOUR    2018  

 From the Director and the cast, a huge thanks to WW100, Poppy Scotland and Legion Scotland for their

constant support throughout the last two years. It was a wonderful journey.

Completed* Sunday 5th August - Victoria Halls, Selkirk 

Completed* Thursday 9th August - His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen.

Completed* Wednesday 29th August - Corran Halls, Oban

Completed* Friday 31st August - Aros Centre, Portree, Skye 

Completed* Saturday 1st September - MacPhail Centre, Ullapool 

Completed* Sunday 7th October - Whitehall Theatre, Dundee

Completed*Sunday 14th October - Albert Halls, Stirling

Completed* Sunday 21th October - Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Completed* Sunday 28th October - Theatre Royal, Dumfries

Completed* Sunday 11th November - Usher Hall, Edinburgh  

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) tweeted at 10:35 pm on Sun, Nov 11, 2018:

Far, Far from Ypres @theusherhall was quite simply stunning - powerful, sad, emotional, honest...but uplifting too. And what an amazing cast - delighted to get the chance to say thank you to some of them