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Centenary Of McCrae's Battalion

At 3pm on Friday 28 November 2014, the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, The Right Honourable Donald Wilson will unveil the new street name McCrae's Place and a Commemorative Paving Stone in honour of Sir George McCrae and his Battalion, the 16th (Service) Battalion of Royal Scots, outside the Usher Hall…

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Posted : 21 Nov 2014 in General News

Colour Of Our 16th Battalion On Display

The Colour of the 16th Battalion Royal Scots (McCrae’s) is on display at the Scottish Football Museum until May 2015, in an exhibition which commemorates World War 1.

The Colour is on loan from The Royal Scots Museum at Edinburgh…

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Posted : 20 Nov 2014 in General News

Southern Branch Reports A Memorable Remembrance

The Royal Scots Regimental Association (Southern Branch) says of Remembrance Weekend, 8-9 November 2014:

2014 is a special and rather poignant year – the centenary of World War 1, the Great War or the War to end all Wars.

This year we welcomed 15 members of the Scottish…

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Posted : 14 Nov 2014 in General News

Old-uns Are The Best

“You want stories,” said Bert Rutherford. “I’ll tell you stories. Some of them may even be true.”

Welcome to the latest instalment of Our Soldiers Stories. Over to you, Bert:

I served in The Royal Scots, 1954-61. Went in at 17 ½. When we started we were using weapons from…

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Posted : 6 Nov 2014 in Soldiers' Stories

Chairman's Report

The Trustees held their autumn meeting 24 October 2014 and the Association held its Annual General Meeting 31 October 2014, both at The Royal Scots Club.

Martin Gibson, Chair, The Royal Scots Regimental Trust, reports:

At the Trustees’ meeting, discussions focused on determining if we as a…

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Posted : 5 Nov 2014 in General News

"Brother Jeans"

Here's the second in our series of Our Soldiers' Stories, from Alan Jeans:

There were 10 of us in The Royal Scots - me, my three brothers Billy, Harry and Stevie, two cousins Joe and Sammy Russell, three second-cousins (Zander, Russell - still serving - Sugar Clark and Willie Galloway)…

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Posted : 28 Oct 2014 in Soldiers' Stories

Football Honour

McCrae’s Battalion has become the first group inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame, an honour usually reserved for individuals.

At an event last night, 26 October 2014, Royal Scot Peter MacFadyen, former Captain of the battalion’s football team, accepted the accolade on behalf of the Regiment.

In their…

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Posted : 27 Oct 2014 in General News

Remembrance 2014

Armistice Day, 11 November, is a key date in the military calendar, along with Remembrance Sunday, which this year takes place 9 November.

Royal Scots will be taking part in a number of events across the country and further afield, especially on Remembrance Sunday.

We will also be…

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Posted : 16 Oct 2014 in General News

For The Fallen

East Coast Trains have named a new engine ‘For The Fallen’ commemorating 100 years since the start of World War 1.

The train carries a special design representing the five major stations of the east coast line and the soldiers from those cities who served during the war.

The design…

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Posted : 16 Oct 2014 in General News

McCrae Centenary

McCrae's Battalion Trust is organising a number of events to mark the Centenary of the inauguration of McCrae's Battalion of the Royal Scots.

An extract from McCrae's Battalion Trust website says:

"On Friday 27 November 1914 a grand public meeting was held in the Usher Hall to inaugurate…

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Posted : 15 Oct 2014 in General News

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