The Permanence of the Young Men – Five Seaforth Highlanders

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Book Launch by Shona MacLeod and Robin Reid
Saturday 12 November at 14.00

Featuring rare source material published for the first time, this biography tells the story of five young men from Helmsdale and Kildonan who fought with the Seaforths on the Western Front in World War 1. The MacKintosh brothers, John-Hugh and Adam, and the Cameron boys Tom, Hugh and John, were all from a crofting community in Sutherland in the east of the Scottish Highlands. The young soldiers’ cultural identity as Highlanders uniquely informed their experiences and perspective of the First World War. Shona MacLeod is the great-granddaughter of Adam Mackintosh. Robin Reid is a retired doctor with long standing interests in history.