Scotland’s young people to remember 18,000 fallen Scots  Mercat Tours International director and tour guide, Des Brogan, joins S3 history pupils Amy Collins and Elizabeth Green from Crieff High School and Eilidh Campbell and Emily Gough from Duncanrig Secondary School ahead of their once-in-a-lifetime trip to France to observe the centenary of the Battle of Arras at Scotland’s commemorations.

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My own outlook on the sacrifice of others was altered completely after a Mercat Tours trip to France and Belgium, where men fought and died for their country – and for us.

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I’ve been organising battlefields trips with Mercat Tours for 7 years, and when I bump into young people who went on these trips the conversations always quickly turn to how much they enjoyed their experiences and the impact they had on them.

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What our customers think

"A very interesting and moving experience leaving us all with much to think about and remember."

The variety of the visits and the personal stories made it even more memorable. the supporting materials of appropriate videos, songs and information booklets made us realise that much thought and preparation and enthusiasm had gone into the planning and execution of our Battlefields experience. Thank you very much.

Mrs Shiela Allan, The WWI Battlefield Experience,

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