Scottish Prisoners of War Society

Published: 15 June 2018
Updated: 19 Mar 2020
Editor: Teresa Rust


The Scottish Prisoners of War Society (SPOWS), grew out of a YAHOO! Email Discussion GROUP which was started in August of 2007 by Eleanor Hall and Teresa Rust. In the spring of  2016, Teresa put forth the idea of trying to create a society so we could protect, long term, all of the knowledge we had accumulated as a group. Everyone was in agreement that it would be a good idea to do so. So after finding a few people who were willing to make it happen, the Scottish Prisoners of War Society was incorporated as a Colorado non-profit corporation on 03 Sep 2016. In late February 2020 we switched our YAHOO! EMAIL GROUP to Groups.io.

Executive Board of Directors:
President: David Dunbar,
Secretary: Margaret Curry,
Executive Director: Teresa Rust,

Board of Directors at Large:
Board Member: Sue Raymond,
Board Member: Gail Watts,
Board Member: Chip Grant,

Besides the website, the society has a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

These are the official Scottish Prisoners of War Society sites, please subscribe to or join the following groups to keep up-to-date with the latest news:

Website & Blog: Scottish Prisoners of War Society, 2,246 Subscribers
Facebook GROUP: Scottish Prisoners of War Society Group, 1,398 Members
Facebook PAGE: Scottish Prisoners of War Society, 1,470 Follows
Family Tree DNA: Scottish Prisoners yDNA Study, 177 Members
Instagram: Scottish_Prisoners_of_War_Society, 118 Followers
Twitter: @OfficialSPOWS, 126 Followers
Email Discussion Group: ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety@groups.io 138 Members