On 1st September 1939, Germany invaded Poland. Two days later, Britain and our allies declared war on Hilter's Nazi Germany.

A defence plan was developed that involved the entire country and the archaeological remains of these coastal defences are still visible in many sites across Scotland.

Today you can visit the locations that played a key role in our defences during the Second World War and discover traces of the past that are hidden within Scotland's forests.

Anti-invasion defences

Find out about just some of our fascinating World War II sites...

Women's Timber Corps

Women played a key role in the war effort during World War Two, and the Women's Timber Corps formed an important part of the Women's Land army. Read on to explore the history of the so-called Lumberjills.

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