From 31 July 1917 until 20 August 1917, three of the four major Scottish units, the 9th Division, including the 1st (and only) South African Brigade, the 15th and 51st Division, were deployed almost simultaneously in the Battle of Passchendaele. The themed weekend ‘The long road to Passchendaele’, organised by the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, commemorates the Scottish efforts during the Battle of Passchendaele.
On Saturday visitors can experience a course on the Scottish history as of 1.00 p.m. At 3.30 p.m. a memorial service at the Scottish monument at Frezenberg takes place. In the chateau grounds the international tattoo ‘Passchendaele 1917 Tattoo’ with pipe bands such as ‘The Pipes and Drums of the London Scottish Regiment’ will give an impressive spectacle of light and sound in the chateau grounds. The tattoo starts at 8.15 p.m.
As of 10.00 a.m. on Sunday, visitors can experience the course on the Scottish history again and they can join the commemoration for Jimmy Speirs on CWGC Dochy Farm. As of 1.30 p.m. visitors can witness and participate in several Scottish themed activities in the chateau grounds: Highland Games, birds of prey demonstration, degustation of Scottish specialities …
Tattoo is sold out at the moment.