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Posted on 28 May 2016 by Tom logan

The WW1 event, detailed below, may be of interest. Registration is free and can be conducted at

The 82nd Scottish American War Memorial Service will take place on Monday 30th May 2016 at 12:00 at The Call Memorial Statue in West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh.

The memorial, which was erected in 1927, was funded by Americans of Scottish descent who wished to recognise the bravery and sacrifice of Scottish Soldiers during World War One.

The service, which always takes place on American Memorial Day, is organised by The English-Speaking Union Scotland and in this, the 101st year since the start of the Great War, we will welcome representatives from the US, Scottish and UK Governments, the Scottish Parliament, the US and UK Armed Forces and the City Of Edinburgh Council, for a short service and wreath laying ceremony.

The event is free and we welcome all those who wish to attend, particularly visitors and residents in Scotland who are from The United States.

Posted on 28 May 2016 by Tom Logan

For information and to note for reference, this is the military element for the commemoration events on 30 Jun and 1 Jul at the Somme National War Memorial in the Castle: Please let your friends and relatives know, as you think appropriate

30 June
1600 Arrival of sentinels and ushers at SNWM: 6 soldiers in No1 Dress to include 2 NCOs to act as officers of the watch. RN and RAF providing another 6 and 4 respectively. GSM will rehearse drill at this point.
1800 Sentries in place outside the SNWM. Ideally RRS, but not essential.
1830 Sentinels and ushers in position.
1845 First members of the public arrive.
2000 Piper and bugler(s) to report to Barrack Block in preparation for opening service. Details of music required to follow when available.
2100 Opening service begins.
2130 Opening service concludes, period of public opening closes and end of duty for serving personnel. Vigil to be manned overnight by Veterans Groups.

1 July
0630 Piper and bugler(s) to report to Barrack Block in preparation for closing service. Details of music required to follow when available.
0645 Sentries in place outside SNWM.
0710 Vigil ends and closing service begins.
0728 Single round fired from Light Gun. 105 Regt RA already prepared.
0730 WW1 whistle blown to mark the end of a period of silence. Closing service ends.

Once I receive more details on times / rota for our members I will be in touch.

Posted on 26 May 2016 by Tom Logan


Last seen at the Royal Regiment of Scotland, Musselburgh Races 2014.

Posted on 26 May 2016 by Frances Legg

Hi Thank you for the tip .I am looking forward to the trip. The ship was the Lisbon Maru, not Mary as previous. Kind regards Frances

Posted on 25 May 2016 by Peter Blackie

Just to keep everyone up to date with Bobby Buchanan he is now at home and a care package is to be put in place with a carer going in for morning and evening visits

Posted on 24 May 2016 by Jim Anderson Website Admin

Ian: A Memoir

A book written by J.R.S. Bell about his father, Major J.C. Bell OBE MC, primary to record his service in the 7th Royal Scots throughout the great war.

He was injured in the Gretna train disaster and later served as a company commander in Gallipoli (when only 21).

This book is not for sale. He is however happy to distribute 100 copies free of charge to Royal Scots, members of the Royal Scots Club and other interested people.

Full details of this book can be found on the link below.


Posted on 23 May 2016 by Dave Dickson

Well done Wullie & Martin on their epic cycling feats and receiving the award of the Crown & 1 ties Well deserved I remember monitoring their John o' Groats section from the police control room I Julian Innes from the senior command team met them at the end of it again well done Regards Dave

Posted on 23 May 2016 by Robert W Johnstone

For Frances Legg, regarding Sia Wan Cemetery. Take the MTR to Chai Wan station, you can get a taxi from outside the station to the cemetery. Takes about 10 to 15 minutes. Print out the Sai Wan cemetery information out from google and show that to the taxi driver. There are lots of cemeteries in this area but the driver will get you to the right one. I walked back into Chai Wan town center (all down hill) after my visit. It takes around 30 minutes or you can get the driver to wait for you.

It is worth visiting Stanley Cemetery as well if you are staying in Honk Kong for a while, many other Royals are buried there.

Email me at if you have any other questions.

Rob W Johnstone

Posted on 23 May 2016 by FRANCES LEGG

I am going to Hong Kong in December and will be visiting Sai Wan war cemetery as my uncle Matthew Beaton Leggett Andrew's name is on the memorial there. He died on the Lisbon Mary. Has anyone visited Sai Wan cemetery,if so, any tips you can help me with?

Posted on 22 May 2016 by tom Logan


The Royal Scots Regimental Association
The Royal Scots Club
29-31 Abercromby Place
Edinburgh EH3 6QE

Open 10am-3pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Telephone number: 0131 558 7131


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