, Pollok Park

Join Digging In on Sunday 24 June to discover how, faced with the challenge of increasing lethal weaponry, new equipment and techniques were invented that, across four years of fighting, would end up saving thousands of lives.

Explore the medical challenges and innovations of the First World War through activities, demonstrations, exhibits and displays!


Pilots in Training Medical examiners tested aspiring pilots for balance, coordination and reaction time.  How will you do?  Test yourself and improve your skills in our Wings to War WWI flight simulator.  Earn your wings….. or be sent back to the trenches!

Poultices & Potions with War & Peas Discover the wonderful (and sometimes unusual) herbal remedies used on the home front and on the battlefield. Give it a go and make your own!

WWI Medical Mission Take part in a medical mission around the trenches to discover the new medical machines and treatments that saved thousands of lives!

Health in the Trenches Living history group occupy the trenches and answer your questions about dirt, disease and keeping healthy on the front line!


1.30pm Shockwave Science Join  Angus Robinson as he explores how the effects of shockwaves sustained by WW1 gunners led to important medical advances today.

2 pm  The Evacuation Chain Historian Simon Walker walks us through the stages of casualty evacuation – from battlefield to trench dressing station to base hospital and back home.


Tending the Wounds: WW1 Medics and Medicine

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This event is free


Pollok Park

2060 Pollokshaws Rd
Glasgow, G43 1AT