The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum is proud to host Poppies and Poetry: Memories of WWI on the 15th-17th of May 2015, between 11am-2pm. Three days of fun for all the family!

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Join Sylvia Troon, Scotland’s premier puppeteer storyteller, as she tells the wonderful tale of an Argyll soldier in the trenches and of his family at home during World War One. Sylvia uses interactive storytelling sessions to engage the children in our regimental history, and brings our soldiers to life in beautiful, miniature detail! The whole family will be enthralled with her puppetry and the fascinating tales of local people doing extraordinary deeds. Afterwards the children will be lead in an interactive arts and crafts project, where they can create their own poppies using materials we have here at the museum. They can bring this home as a souvenir, or leave them for us to display in all their glory (they may even get to dress up as a soldier….)

Did you have a great-grandfather serve in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders during WWI? Or was your grandmother at home raising the family whilst the men went off to war? If children and families wish to bring their own memories of WWI and local history to the event, we would love to see treasured items or objects on the day.

No need to book, just come along! Entry to the museum and event itself is free, though Historic Scotland charges for entrance to Stirling Castle. help for parents

Generously supported by Museums Galleries Scotland as part of the Festival of Museums.

For more information please contact Anna Walseth at bussupport@argylls.co.uk or call us on 01786 475165

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