At the outbreak of World War 2 in 1939, Bill Scally was working as a bricklayer for John Collin builders of Musselburgh.
He tried to join up but the building trade was a reserved…
Posted : 26 Jan 2015 in Soldiers' Stories
Fifty years ago, on 30 January 1965, soldiers lined the streets of London for the funeral of former Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill, Britain's greatest wartime leader.
Among them, unusually dressed in the spats and Leslie tartan trews of the King's Own Scottish Borderers, was a young (very young!) Royal…
Posted : 22 Jan 2015 in Soldiers' Stories
We have produced a community poster to help publicise our Regimental Family Gathering in May and we are asking everyone who can, to print out a copy and display it in a public place.
Potential poster sites might include community noticeboards in your local leisure centre, supermarket, church, veterans’ residence,…
Posted : 19 Jan 2015 in General News
On Saturday 22 May 1915, a train carrying half of the 7th (Leith) Battalion, The Royal Scots, collided head on with a local passenger train at Quintinshill, just North of Gretna.
Posted : 16 Jan 2015 in Soldiers' Stories
The Winter edition of our Regimental Journal, The Thistle, is out now, containing a round-up of stories from the past six months, and many of your photographs from recent events.
This issue contains three important inserts, all available online:
1. Our new Regimental contact details…
Posted : 15 Jan 2015 in General News
A 1SCOTS training team is being deployed to Malawi to assist elements of the Malawian Defence Force to prepare for operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The news was revealed in a recent update on 1SCOTS' activities over the past 12 months, issued by their Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel…
Posted : 14 Jan 2015 in General News
The Scottish Government has issued a press release, highlighting its World War 1 (WW1) commemorations for this year, including the centenary of the Quintinshill Rail Disaster, 22 May 1915, which claimed the lives of 216 members of the 7th (Leith) Battalion, The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) and 12 others.
Posted : 9 Jan 2015 in General News
You may have heard of Elvis Aaron Presley. Born in Mississippi 80 years ago today, 8 January, he was a singer, drafted into the US Army in 1958, who joined the 3rd Armoured Division in Friedberg, Germany before being honourably discharged with the rank of sergeant in May 1960.
Posted : 8 Jan 2015 in Soldiers' Stories
East Coast Trains’ impressive train ‘For the Fallen’ is expected to visit Waverley Station, Edinburgh, today Tuesday 16 December for a commemoration service, 12.30pm.
Please note the time is slightly different from that provisionally given in our e-newsletter.
The train features an image of James Boyd,…
Posted : 16 Dec 2014 in General News
A commemorative plaque was unveiled in South Shields yesterday, Sunday 14 December 2014, to honour the memory of Private Henry Robson, the first of six Royal Scots to be awarded the Victoria Cross in World War 1 (WW1).
Colonel James Finlay represented The Royal Scots at the ceremony. Here’s…
Posted : 15 Dec 2014 in General News