75th Anniversary Victory in Europe (VE) Day Commemorations

The 8th May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day, the end of the Second World War in Europe.

In commemorating this anniversary, it has been the Scottish Government’s aim to help the people of Scotland recognise that the relative freedoms and liberties which they now take for granted, despite our current circumstances, are due to the many personal sacrifices of our Second World War generation.

As such we have been working in partnership with Legion Scotland and Poppyscotland, and in collaboration with the other Governments across the UK, to mark this historic day.

We would like to take this opportunity to share VE Day themed activity resources with you. These include 1940s recipes, dance steps and music playlists, all of which have been created by Poppyscotland and English Heritage.

These virtual resources, along with a programme of virtual content to be hosted online by Legion Scotland throughout the day, have been made to ensure we are all still able to mark the end of the Second World War in Europe across the nation, whilst still adhering to current physical distancing restrictions in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

These resources can be found at the following links –

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/inspire-me/ve-day/

https://www.poppyscotland.org.uk/get-involved/ve75/virtual-ve-day-party/