On 1 October, 1917, The Scotsman reported:


The first Garden Settlement, which has been formed at Longniddry, East Lothian, for the purpose of housing our disabled sailors and soldiers in the Royal Scots area by the Scottish Veterans' Garden City Association, was formally opened on Saturday afternoon by Lady Beatty in presence of a large and distinguished company.


The Scotsman had been reporting on this initiative since 1915. On 6 December, 1915, the newspaper reported that a matinee amateur performance was given on the previous Saturday afternoon in the King's Theatre of the late Oscar Wilde's play - "Lady Windermere's Fan" in support of the Scottish Veterans Garden City Association scheme, which had for its object the provision of housing and employment for disabled soldiers and sailors.


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