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Ceremony unveils McCrae's Battalion memorial

posted 29 Nov 2014, 08:23 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 29 Nov 2014, 08:30 ]

Straight‑backed soldiers stood to attention yesterday as solemn crowds watched a single poppy wreath being placed on the city’s first memorial to the famous McCrae’s Battalion.

A special afternoon ceremony outside the Usher Hall saw the venue’s forecourt officially renamed McCrae’s Place in honour of the First World War soldiers, with around 200 people gathering to watch as a flagstone tribute was unveiled outside the main entrance.