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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


Posted on 22 May 2016 by tom Logan


Well done all who turned out for the 7 RS Gretna Commemoration at Rosebank Cemetery yesterday morning.

There was the usual good turnout at Rosebank for the annual Service of Remembrance led by Rev Iain May of South Leith Parish Church and attended by members of the RS Regimental Family, led by the Pipe Band and the Regimental Association Standards.

We are grateful also to Mr Alex Meikle of South Leith Parish Church for his reading of the Gretna poem.

Posted on 22 May 2016 by tom Logan


Route and Times are subject to change


Parade to step off from Edinburgh Castle Esplanade or from Johnston Terrace. Form up on Johnston Terrace at 11:15. Step off time will be 11:30. Parade Route as follows:- Lawnmarket / right on George IV Bridge / right down Candlemaker Row / through Grassmarket / into Kings Stables Road HALT to allow less able veterans to join the parade / right into West Princes Street Gardens. Parade will enter West Princes St Gardens from Kings Stables Road. The parade will halt at the Ross Theatre to be received by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh and military dignitaries who will be on the stage.

West Princes St Gardens

Entertainment will be provided in the Ross Theatre. Plan to have two food concessions located near the Ross Theatre. Within West Princes Street Gardens there will be entertainment, including a climbing wall, paintball activity and military assets located on the red blaze area. Service charity stalls will be installed each side of lower path leading to the Ross Theatre. West Princes St Gardens will open to the public at 11am. A liquor licence has been applied for and use of a mobile bar area is being planned. Activities will finish at 15:30 with the site cleared by 16:30.

Plans for the day are still being established and further information will be circulated through the usual channels and the LS E & EoS Veterans Group.

Posted on 21 May 2016 by Robert Wallace

As a member of the wider RS community, I would also like to congratulate Martin Burnett and Wullie Malloy on their award of a Crown and One tie. Like many, I too have been following their fund raising efforts over the past few yrs; specifically their endurance cycle rides. The effort involved in planning lengthy training sessions & coordinating preparations for the actual ride should not be underestimated; nor should the real time participation and completion of these challenging rides. A tremendous achievement. Very well done Martin & Wullie, I look forward to following future endeavors.

Posted on 19 May 2016 by john p docherty

my father john Docherty was in second div 1st royal scots no. 14991412 would love to find what he did in the army ,if you can help please .

Posted on 19 May 2016 by Brian Allison

Hi All, Saw Bobby Buchanan yesterday, his wife mary was visiting but allowed me to sit with them, Bobby was in good spirits had a few laughs said his brother Tam had been in to visit stayed 15mins and left as it was near the end of visiting, told him i,ll visit again when i,m through in bonnyrigg.

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