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As a special tribute to the fallen f WW1, twenty-seven beaches around the United Kingdom have been transformed to reveal portraits in the sand of soldiers and persons involved in the war effort who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Each location ‘adopted’ one person special to that community. Ayr, Scotland adopted Walter Tull the first black officer to be commissioned into the British Army.

Carmunnock is a quasi-rural village near Glasgow in the West of Scotland. Here, local ladies have made a special effort to commemorate the ending of World War 1 by crocheting and knitting thousands of poppies which have been used to elaborately embellish the local Parish Church (Presbyterian).

Ettleton Cemetery is located near Newcastleton in the Scottish Borders region.This burial-place is of importance to persons wishing to connect with the Border Reivers era and Clan Armstrong in particular. The ancestors of Moonwalker, Neil Armstrong have been traced to nearby Langholm.