Battle of Arras. Gordon Highlanders preparing barbed wire entanglements, north of Arras, 24.4.17.

Join us in honouring
the injured and fallen on May 16th

The Battle of Arras began on 9th April 1917 with the objective of breaking through German lines near the city of Arras, on the Western Front. It saw the First World War’s greatest concentration of Scottish battalions. Of the 159,000 British casualties, nearly one third were Scottish troops.

At 11am on May 16th we will release 46,000 petals from atop The National Wallace Monument in Stirling as a moving tribute to our brave lads and lasses. In memory of those who sacrificed their lives and to support the Armed Forces community living in Scotland today, please make a donation of £15 to Poppyscotland. As a thank you we’ll add a petal in your name to our Arras Petal Cascade.

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British prisoners, most of them wounded, being escorted by German guards to a dressing station after the attack at the Oppy Wood, 1 May 1917.

The soldiers
of Arras


It began with four days of bombardment, near the town of Arras, along the Western Front. Then on 9th April 1917 the Battle of Arras began. Whilst the initial stages were highly successful the casualties soon began to mount.

Arras Memorial, Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, France

A Soldier’s
Story


The Battle of Arras involved more Scottish battalions and soldiers than any other campaign during the Great War. Read a first hand account of the battle from Private Clark a soldier in The Royal Scots Battalion.

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