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Art installations unveiled at Scottish parliament

'France 1914'
Image caption "France 1914" is a 6ft tall Italian marble sculpture representing the last tree on a World War One battlefield

Two art installations symbolising the impact of war have gone on display at the Scottish Parliament. It marks the launch of the Scottish Poppy Appeal.

"France 1914" is a 6ft tall Italian marble sculpture representing the last tree on a World War One battlefield.

"Unknown" features an army of glass soldiers and civilians to highlight the impact of war on everyone.

Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick said: "Poppyscotland is the only charity the Scottish Parliament supports.

"In this centenary year of the 'war to end all wars', we remember the millions who died between 1914-18.

"These artworks remind us of the peace yet to be achieved.

"I am sure that MSPs and visitors to Holyrood will pause and reflect on the devastating impact of wars past and present."

Image caption "Unknown" features an army of glass soldiers and civilians to highlight the impact of war

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