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Train For The Fallen At Waverley Today

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,…

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Posted : 16 Dec 2014 in General News

Memorial To Private Henry H Robson VC

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…

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Posted : 15 Dec 2014 in General News

New Regimental Office

At the Trustees autumn meeting, 24 October 2014, Association’s  Scottish Branches Annual General Meeting, 31 October 2014 and in his recent Chairman of Trustees’ report, Martin Gibson described the transfer, effective from January 2015, of our HQ and administrative functions from Edinburgh Castle to a dedicated Royal Scots Regimental office…

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Posted : 12 Dec 2014 in General News

Museum And Heritage Update

The Royal Scots Museum will be closed 15 December 2014 - 5 Jan 2015. The seasonal closure is longer than usual due to intensive collection care. The Museum will nevertheless remain responsive to pre-booked visitors.

Collection care

The following activity is planned during the closure:

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Posted : 11 Dec 2014 in General News

Media Coverage Of McCrae's Centenary

There was good media coverage of recent events to mark the Centenary of the raising of the 16th Battalion of Royal Scots, known as McCrae's Battalion.

At 3pm on Friday 28 November 2014, the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, The Right Honourable Donald Wilson unveiled the new street name McCrae's Place…

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Posted : 8 Dec 2014 in General News

South Tyneside Honours Henry Robson VC

A commemorative paving stone will be unveiled in South Shields, 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).

The Victoria Cross is the highest military decoration awarded for…

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Posted : 8 Dec 2014 in General News

1SCOTS Pipes And Drums At Christmas Switch On

The Pipes and Drums of the The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1SCOTS) were on hand in Holywood Town Centre on Saturday 29 November, to make sure Santa arrived on time at the Christmas scene adjacent to Holywood Library.

A large crowd turned…

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Posted : 2 Dec 2014 in General News

Help For Royal Scots When They Need It Most

The Royal Scots Benevolent Society provides financial help to Royal Scots and their dependents, when they need it most.

At their meeting on 24 October 2014, Trustees discussed whether there was sufficient awareness among Royal Scots and their families about the assistance we can offer in times…

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Posted : 24 Nov 2014 in General News

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

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