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Age of War

The Age of War explores the impact of conflict upon the Scottish landscape. From Napoleonic signal stations to a replica of an Atlantic Wall for top-secret research and training. Explore anti-tank defences along the East Lothian coastline, or read about a military training camp that hosted thousands of Germans during the First World War. Find out about shipwrecks, peace camps and memorials across Scotland, and the stories of these sites created during times of War.

St Kilda Gun and Magazine, Western Isles

St Kilda’s wartime wireless station was the unlikely victim of a U-boat attack in May 1918 and the Admiralty swiftly laid plans to build a gun emplacement and magazine. Finished just before the end of the war, the gun has lain silent ever since.

Sheriff Muir, Hitler's Atlantic Wall Replica - Dunblane, Stirlingshire

The Sheriffmuir Atlantic Wall acted as a top-secret research and training ground: it is one of several in the UK, but is the biggest and the best preserved. It was constructed in 1943 in advance of D-Day and was used by the British to explore how to blow up and break through Hitler’s Atlantic defences around occupied Europe. It was also used to train troops for the actual D-Day landings: one of the most important events in world history… the beginning of the end of the Nazis.