‘Argylls’ in focus at Rothesay library talk

Richard Galley's exhibition, 'Bedford, Battalions and Brave Battles', is at Rothesay Library until June 30.
Richard Galley's exhibition, 'Bedford, Battalions and Brave Battles', is at Rothesay Library until June 30.

The curator of a Rothesay Library exhibition on the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders’ contribution during the First World War will give a talk on the subject tonight (Friday).

Richard Galley is the man behind ‘Bedford, Battalions and Brave Battles’, which is touring the libraries of Argyll and Bute and is in Rothesay until June 30.

The exhibition draws on the history of the regiment as compiled by the Argylls’ regimental museum at Stirling Castle, and is supplemented with a fascinating insight into the training undertaken at camp in Bedford before the troops went to war a century ago.

Mr Galley’s talk, focusing on the ‘Bedford occupation’ which saw that town’s population double thanks to the arrival of between 16,000 and 20,000 men from the Highland Division between August 1914 and May 1915, takes place on Friday evening at 6.30pm for 7pm - admission is free, but to be sure of your place please be sure to contact the library on (01700) 503266 between 10am and 1pm or between 2pm and 5pm.