Bearing Witness – Making their pledge for Scotland

Here, they give their accounts of the experience – filmed at the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial Complex – where some 6,000 genocide victims have now been laid to rest.


The nine-strong group of high-profile figures from Scottish public life visited Srebrenica to learn how lessons from the worst atrocity on European soil since World War Two can be used in Scotland to help create better, safer and stronger communities.


Led by The Very Rev. Dr. Lorna Hood, former Moderator of the Church of Scotland and chair of the charity’s Scotland board, the group included Solicitor General for Scotland Lesley Thomson; Labour spokesperson on health and equalities Jenny Marra MSP; and former Cabinet Secretary for Education Michael Russell MSP.