COUNCILLORS have approved plans for a new booklet to show how Argyll and Bute commemorated who lost their lives in World War I.

‘How Argyll and Bute Remembered’ is a commemorative publication which illustrates several events staged in the area from 2014 to 2018, marking the centenary of the war.

The booklet will be made available to the public shortly.

Councillors also recorded their appreciation for the World War I Commemoration Steering Group, which was established in 2013.

A report by executive director of customer services Douglas Hendry said: “The Argyll and Bute Remembers booklet seeks to capture a wide range of the events held within Argyll and Bute during the centenary period.

“(It) acknowledges the commitment, dedication and sheer hard work undertaken by communities and individuals to ensure the centenary was marked in a spirit of respectful remembrance and in a way that would encourage young people to take an interest with the principal aim of understanding the wars place in our history and its effect on our communities.

“The commemorative activities leave a legacy of updated archive and learning material, enhanced and improved memorial infrastructure and strong community partnerships.”

“The booklet cannot capture all the activity that has taken place during the centenary period or indeed the contributions made by so many, but it seeks to provide a sense of how Argyll and Bute remembered and capture that in one place.”

Lomond North councillor Barbara Morgan, armed forces champion for the council, said: “I think it’s an excellent idea. It shows how the whole of Argyll and Bute pulled together in all the different areas and showed respect for those who went before us.

“It is definitely very important. People wanted to remember those who died in battle.”