The centenary of Britain's entry into the First World War will be marked with a series of special events on August 4 next year, including:
- A service of commemoration will be held at Glasgow Cathedral for Commonwealth leaders (a day after the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games).as
- A ceremony will be held at a cemetery in Mons, Belgium, where men believed to be the first and last Commonwealth casualties of the war are buried.
- A candlelit vigil will be held at Westminster Abbey at the end of the day with the last candle extinguished at 11pm - the moment war was declared.
Other events include a programme allowing two pupils and one teacher from every state-funded secondary school in England to visit the battlefields of the Western Front.