Royal chaplain leads commemorations for WW1

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A QUEEN’S chaplain has been appointed to lead Scotland’s programme of commemorations to mark the centenary of the First World War in 2014.

Norman Drummond will chair a Scottish commemorations panel, culture secretary Fiona Hyslop announced yesterday.

Mr Drummond, 60, has served as a chaplain to the Queen in Scotland since 1993. He was also a chaplain in the Parachute Regiment and the Black Watch, and at Fettes College in Edinburgh.

He is a former BBC national governor for Scotland and a former headmaster at Loretto School in Edinburgh.

Mr Drummond oversee the programme from inception to delivery and represent Scotland on the UK’s advisory board for First World War commemorations.