Great War book helps Poppy charity

Louise Kerr presents a cheque for �250 for the Poppy Scotland Charity to Chris Goddard from SSAFA (Wigotwnshire Branch)

Louise Kerr presents a cheque for �250 for the Poppy Scotland Charity to Chris Goddard from SSAFA (Wigotwnshire Branch)

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Sales of a book about Galloway during the first year of the Great War have raised £250 for the charity Poppy Scotland.

The book, Galloway’s Great War, Volume I: August 1914 - August 1915, was written by Galloway Gazette reporter Louise Kerr, using excerpts from The Galloway Gazette files from that time, and a percentage of each book sold was given to the charity that not only runs the iconic Scottish Poppy Appeal, but also work all year round to help those who have served in the forces, those still serving and to ensure their families receive the care and support they need.

The second book in the series of four, Galloway’s Great War, Volume II: September 1915 - September 1916, will be on sale on November 11th and will continue with the reports from the Front, letters home that were re-printed in the Gazette and also details of what was happening in the towns and villages locally to support the war effort. Again, a percentage of each book sold will go to Poppy Scotland.