WATCH: Stunning time-lapse video projected onto Scottish landmarks to commemorate WW1

STUNNING time-lapse footage of soldiers returning home from war has been released in commemoration of the centenary of the First World War. 

Poppyscotland, the charity behind the Scottish Poppy Appeal, has launched the remarkable time-lapse video, which has garnered nearly half a million views online.

Archive footage of troops returning home from conflicts ranging from the First World War right up to Iraq and Afghanistan has been projected on to a series of iconic Scottish landmarks from Eilean Donan Castle to the Riverside Museum.

The result is a powerful 90-second film that reinforces the charity’s message that they will never forget past sacrifices.

The accompanying music was specially composed by renowned Scottish songwriter John McLaughlin, who has written countless hits for stars including Rod Stewart, Boyzone and Busted.

Double Take Projections, a specialist film production company based in Edinburgh, shot the footage during last summer with each second of the film taking a painstaking 15 minutes to capture.

Fraser Bedwell, Head of Marketing at Poppyscotland, said: “We wanted to create a short film to share online during this important Centenary year as a tribute to those who sacrificed so much in conflicts throughout the past 100 years.

“It was also important for us to remind the public, and in particular the Armed Forces community, that Poppyscotland will always be there with our vital, life-changing support.”

He added: “The response so far has been incredible, and the numbers viewing the film is growing by the hour. It really has captured the imagination of the public and we hope it will also inspire them to give generously to this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal. We can only continue to delivery our vital services with the continued support of the public.”