Remembering Kirrie’s role in Great War

20141021- Southmuir Black Watch visit. 'Ronnie Proctor and Fraser Brown from the Angus Branch of the Black Watch Association visited Southmuir Primary School and gave a talk on the Great War to P.5, 6, 7's. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES'No use without payment.
20141021- Southmuir Black Watch visit. 'Ronnie Proctor and Fraser Brown from the Angus Branch of the Black Watch Association visited Southmuir Primary School and gave a talk on the Great War to P.5, 6, 7's. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES'No use without payment.

Black Watch veterans Major Ronnie Proctor and Fraser Brown have been busy visiting local primary schools in the run up to Remembrance Sunday.

Last Tuesday they were at Southmuir Primary and on Friday made a visit to Cortachy to relate tales of the role local soldiers played in the Great War.

For each visit they research the local area and take along a selection of wartime artefacts.

Major Proctor said: “With Remembrance Sunday coming up it is quite poignant to give these talks to the children. The visits are organised by the Angus Branch of the Black Watch Association and they always go down really well with children.

“They bring history alive. At Southmuir it was amazing as we were able to give two boys in the class details of their granny’s great uncle who served in the First World War. They didn’t realise this and when told were overwhelmed.”

Ronnie and Fraser have visited schools throughout Angus, Dundee, Perthshire and Fife and as far away as Glasgow and the Borders.

They are pictured with the pupils from primaries five to seven at Southmuir Primary (Picture by Andy Thompson Photography).