This painting explores how Scotland’s military have served over the last 100 years.
There are twenty-two scenes in the painting. The subjects span from the First World War to the military campaign in Afghanistan.
The artist did extensive research for the painting. He interviewed veterans and made visits to the front-line.
Some scenes highlight the role of the Army in Scotland in public life. The painting features the centenary commemorations of the First World War. The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo also features in a scene.
The Army in Scotland commissioned the painting to gift to the people of Scotland. The funding of the painting was by voluntary subscriptions.
David Rowlands is a respected military artist. He is best known for his realistic and atmospheric depictions of army life.