1. Edinburgh Branch are looking for volunteers to help clean up the Royal Scots War Graves at Warriston Cemetery we have 7 volunteers so far but could use more, after we have finished a small buffet is laid on back at the Ex Service Men’s Club.

    Date and Time April 6th 0900-1200 Hrs. If you are interested in helping, meet at the main gates in Warriston Gardens.

    Tools will be supplied but if you have rakes please bring them, also please wear sensible footwear and cloves.

  2. Search for D-Day veterans in Scotland.

    Legion Scotland are holding a National D-Day 75 Commemorative Service on the 6th of June at the Scottish National War Memorial.

    We would like to invite D-Day and Normandy veterans to attend. If you know of any veterans in your branch or local community who would like to be involved we would love to hear from you.

    Please contact Liz Kyle on if you have contact details of any veterans who would like to be invited. Please ensure you have their permission before passing on contact information.

  3. Hi All

    Please be advised that the Constitution and Rules have been updated on the website as per the AGM dated 22nd March 2019.


    Jim Anderson
    Website Administrator

    The Royal Scots Regimental Trust is a charitable body registered in Scotland, with registration number SC008001. Registered Office: The Regimental Office, The Royal Scots Club, 29-31 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE

    Some of you will know Steve Kelly. He joined the battalion in the late 50s and was Pipe Sgt in Osnabrück in the late 60s when he emigrated to Canada to join the Canadian army. Pat Morecroft took over from him.

    I’ve kept in touch with Steve over several decades and he and his wife Christeen attended our 350th anniversary in Edinburgh in 1983. I also met him about ten years ago when I visited friends on Vancouver Island.

    I’ve just received news from my friend on Vancouver Island that the Canadian Chancellory of Honours has awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers to CWO Steve Kelly CD, for his long and distinguished service. Steve was Pipe Major, RSM and is now Quartermaster of the Pipes and Drums, working under his son Stephen, the current Pipe Major.

    Steve, who is stationed in Patricia Bay, Vancouver Island has spent a lifetime playing and teaching pipers and this award is thoroughly deserved.

    Well done Steve!

  5. Armed Forces Day change of date.

    This year’s Edinburgh Armed Forces Day will now be held on Saturday 22 June 2019.

    There will be full details sent out in due course but this is just to inform every one of the recent change.

  6. Fallen Comrades Trophy 2019

    This years Fallen Comrade Trophy event will be held at Westerwood Golf Club, 1 St. Andrews Drive Nr Glasgow G68 0EW. On Sunday the 07th April 2019, first tee time is booked for 1100 hrs and then 8 minutes intervals until everyone has tee’d off. The cost of the competition is £35 per person.
    If everyone can start to meet up from 0930 hrs so that we can get the necessary admin out of the way and allow the admins to sort flights out.
    If you can PM David Milne or Brian McGeachie so that we can capture all those wanting to take part. Please pass the word around about our competition.
    All donations for prizes or raffle will be gratefully appreciated.

     Morning roll and coffee/tea
     18 holes of golf
     2 course high tea
     10% off buggies on the day

  7. Edinburgh’s Royal Scots Club a living memorial for the fallen 100 years on


    Royal Scots standard bearers outside before the Royal Scots Club commemorative church service at Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh.

    Read more Here

  8. sorry to hear of the passing of Dave Pugh I remember him as Bn Provo Sgt

  9. Royal Scots Club Founding Day Dinner Thursday 28th March (Regimental Day)

    The Royal Scots Club has offered the Regimental Family 30 places for the Dinner, cost £45, this price might be reduced.
    Tickets have now been reduced to £30

    We require name’s ASAP

    I have sent out another email regarding a proposed reunion in Edinburgh on Saturday 26 October.
    I need a response by the end of the month if your are going to attend. Currently the low numbers interested are not viable to if you want to meet up with the guys you servedwith one more time, then get in touch with me!

    1. thankyou for the copy of the Thistle, I look forward to reading it as soon as it arrives in the post. Nice to catch up on names and faces from the past and sorry to read the names of those who have passed away .
      best regards Dave Fraser.


    Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of members of the Association will be held at The Royal Scots Club, 30 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH4 on Friday 22nd March 2019 at 7.30pm.

  12. It is with sadness we report the death of Andrew (Andy) Bell on February 9th at Salisbury District Hospital. Andy’s funeral will take place on March 8th 2019 at Salisbury Crematorium. Andy served with the 1st Battalion in the 60s and 70s.

    1. Sorry to hear of the Passing of Andy Remember him as a stalwart of the then Battalion cycling team in Tidworth 1971 condolences to his family at such a sad time.
      Dave Dickson

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