From 31 July to 20 August 1917, three out of four major Scottish divisions were involved almost simultaneously in the Battle of Passchendaele. To commemorate this involvement, the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, the municipality of Zonnebeke, the GPS1917 and the Legion Scotland (RBLS), with the support of the Flemish Government, organised, on 19 and 20 August, the themed weekend 'The Long Road to Passchendaele' in Zonnebeke. Figurehead of the weekend was Jimmy Speirs, former player of among others Glasgow Rangers and Bradford City, who fell during the Battle of Passchendaele.
On Saturday evening, international pipe and other bands brought an impressive music spectacle during the 'Passchendaele 1917 Tattoo'. The ticket sales were a true success because since a few weeks the tattoo was sold out.
Please find below some pictures of this tattoo.
Impressive arrival of the massed pipe bands.
A group of people with flags.
It began to get dark.
Page made by Willy Roets.