Memorial to be unveiled in Princes St Gardens to commemorate Conscientious Objectors

We were excited to read about the plans announced this week that a memorial to commemorate Conscientious Objectors is to be installed in Princes St Gardens in April 2019.

The design will be unveiled as part of International Conscientious Objectors Day which is commemorated on 15 May and has been designed by Edinburgh artist Kate Ive. Her design will be unveiled at the Quaker House, Victoria Street, Edinburgh on 15 May.

The design of the memorial ties in with our outreach project that we did in conjunction with National Theatre of Scotland and Perth Theatre – Silence and Song – that involved women embroidering handkerchiefs in remembrance of women who had husbands, sons, brothers in WWI. This ran alongside the production The 306: Day was the second part in the trilogy by Oliver Emanuel exploring how the war affected women, families, and communities on the home front.

It was recently announced that the music composed by Gareth Williams that was an integral part of The 306: Day has been nominated for a Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland (CATS).