The Lord Provost of Aberdeen George Adam visited the Balgownie War Memorial on 26 November 2014, the location of one of six memorial benches which have been installed across Aberdeen City to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Lord Provost with Bob Bremner, Honorary President of the Royal British Legion (Scotland), Oldmachar branch. Members of the British Legion joined the Lord Provost for a short ceremony at the War Memorial to dedicate the bench to the memory of those who died during the First World War. Memorial benches have also been installed in the poppy field at Queens Den, Culter War Memorial and Bucksburn War Memorial. Two benches have been installed at Dyce War Memorial.
The Lord Provost said: "The people of Bridge of Don show great pride in their War Memorial and this new addition will allow people to come and sit for a moment of quiet contemplation as they pay their respects."
Aberdeen City Council's woodlands community ranger, Stephen Bly said: "It has been a great honour to have been involved in getting these benches installed across Aberdeen City. Not only do they tell a story in their design but they will allow future generations to pay their respect to those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and those who serve in the armed forces today."