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  1. Julian Logan Reid

    For many years on and off I have been looking for my father
    With no help from my mother as she feel angry about me looking
    But I have not seen my father since I was 4 years old and I have questions

    My father will be 73 years old now, he may even be dead
    But I hope not, he was a private in the royal Scots in 1965
    Based in Shepton mallet wiltshire
    His service number is/was 23959799 his name James Logan Reid

    Does anyone here no of him, or is in contact with him, I don’t know
    What area he lives in, he was born in Perth Scotland so he may have
    Returned to Scotland after divorcing from my mother in 1970

  2. Secret Squirrel69

    Happy Regimental Day/Formation Day to All The Gallant Royal Scots Regimental Family.
    OUT OF THE MUD,INTO THE BLOOD,ONTO GLORY!!TOGETHER AS ONE IN ASSOCIATION 1633-2006 AND BEYOND THE MERELY EXTERNAL ADVANTAGES OF RANK AND FORTUNE.Wishing All Health and Wealth “ONCE A ROYAL AYEWIS A ROYAL!!”
    Secret Squirrel69

  3. george

    Hi .
    Tonight I attended the Regimental dinner night at the Royal Scots club but unfortunately had to leave due to work commitments.
    All I can say to you all that if you weren’t there then you missed a fantastic night. everything was top notch from start to finish. I’ll not be there to see how it’ll finish but can guess it might get a little bit messy.

    Tonight made me proud to be a Royal Scot. Well, I’ve always been proud but tonight made me leave the club a foot taller thanks to the generosity of my fellow brothers from other mothers.

    It’s nights like tonight that makes me value this association and the great men who we are all lucky enough to surround ourselves with. True friends.

    Tonight, unexpectedly, Tam Douglas happened to mention that I was about to leave their presence to go to work but unknown to me started talking about my up and coming trek to mount Everest base camp and asked me to quickly say a few words about what it was all about which I gladly did. ( Put on the spot ).

    To cut a long story short, the rose bowl at the top table started filling up with money being donated to my chosen charity WHO DARES CARES. £260 raised for which I’m totally grateful.

    I’d like to thank everyone who donated tonight and to those who’ve donated to my fundraising page. http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/clanhiggins

    I’d just like to add that the presentation tonight to Col Martin Gibson was awesome. well deserved.

    Once a royal Always a Royal.

    1. Secret Squirrel69

      I would like to concur with George Higgins as Brigadier George Lowther alluded to WE ARE BUT ONE and no matter length of service a title to be proud of is I’M A GALLANT ROYAL SCOTS VETERAN NO MATTER THE NUMBER OF BADGES ON MY COAT(MEDALS)
      Association is paramount fr some of us who were fortunate to see it in it’s infancy with sections now like The Regimental Tree it coming full circle in Regimental Family Generations/Bratz some now serving and attend alongside other Bratz who chose the civi route.Branching out with Networking,encouraging when at those sombre occasions Celebrating a Brothers Passing as their Families enquire of continued Association as parents pass away,grand dads etc etc.
      No matter the the rising costs in other Fraternities we are afforded a never changing £10 membership Fee which is guaranteed as number grows.But new blood for want of another para phrase takes that wee bitty of time when opportunity arises to sell that value of Association as ONE BEING THE 1ST O’ FOOT RIGHT O’ THE BRITISH INFANTRY LINE.
      tHAT NATURAL WARMTH WITHIN THE ROYAL SCOTS FAMILY YEARNED AND SHARED BY THAT GREATER GOOD AS ONE OUR BROTHERS AND FAMILY OF THE SCOTTISH DIVISION “THE DIRTY DOZEN”.
      Employment gains with networking and socialising and a Fraternal Band of Brothers to coin anither Para Phrase Brothers fae aw different Mithers alngside our Regimental Fathers who we are privileged to still have amongst us and their Families who continue to support us as they’ve dne in our absence.This is not a gift handed to us it is The Natural Recognition as Brigadier Dode Hi Fi as affectionately known to us all rightly says why we are one beyond the merely external advantages of Rank and Fortune but that greater PRIZE “YINCE A ROYAL AYEWIS A ROYAL and former QM and sodgers sodger Stevie Simpson will tell you isn’t found n any QM’s ledger nor is it G1098 but a natural part of all our GALLANT ROYAL SCOTS(THE ROYAL REGIMENT) Heart exercised at will accepted without prejudice and through hard work of those who Labour in Admin and Organisation voluntarily where other duties afford them.It’s TIME TO TALK UP,Change is needed in name of the wants of today at the point of access joining and practice of that art of Brotherhood and Regimental Family Ethos held in High Esteem within The Body Of Our Regimental Family Kirk balanced alongside all other social,domestic and public/civic duties and Family.
      SO COME ALL YOU FIGHTING SODGERS AND SCOTSMAN FAE THE GLEN LET’S AS ONE SING A MARCHING SONG OF WE THE GALLANT MEN WHO LEFT THEIR HILLS AND VALLEYS AND BARLEY FOR TO ROT TO CARRYING INTO THE FUTURE LEST WE BE FORGOTTEN AND FORGET WE ALL JOINED “THE GALLANT ROYAL SCOTS”
      OUT OF THE MUD,INTO THE BLOOD,ONTO GLORY.THE CHOICE IS YOURS WE ARE ONE REGARDLESS.NEMO ME IMPUNE L’ACESSIT PONTIUS PILOTS BODYGUARDS SOME WHO LIKE CAPTAINS,MAJORS(STU SIMPSON),COLONELS,GENERALS,BRIGADIERS AND MOST IMPORTANTLY US THE M.OW. IT IS ALL OUR ASSOCIATION LET’S IF YOU CAN HELP US TO BUILD THAT DEFENCE IN STRENGTH AND NUMBER.EVEN IF JUST THAT ONE DATE OF THE YEAR SOON TO BE UPON US. THE CELEBRATION GATHERING SINCE HER BIRTH 28TH MARCH 1633-2006 AND BEYOND IN ASSOCIATION.
      Thanks to Colonel Martin Gibson who like Arnie will be heard as did Major Stu Simpson QM Balaclava Company 6SCOTS said “I’ll be back” and with others wi weel kent faces following.
      Thank you To Adrian and his Staff also part of our increasing Regimental Family through Association and their exemplary Service running The Royal Scots(THE ROYAL REGIMENT) Memorial Club.U.T.R. THAT’S ALL THAT LEFT FOR ME TO SAY.
      Privileged Secret Squirel69
      Haste Ye Aw Back in Association We Are but One Together!!

    2. Tom Logan

      I’ll keep it short, and Thank Tam Douglas for all his hard work organizing another great Annual Regimental Day Dinner Night, 38 in attendance, best turnout in a long time.

      Thank you to Adrian and staff of the Royal Scots Club for the superb 3 course meal, and keeping us regularly topped up with wine and water, and to the Bar Staff looking after us till the small Hours.

      GREAT NIGHT HAD BY ALL
      UTR

  4. Tom Logan

    ANNUAL REUNION 2017

    Remember the Royal Scots Regimental Association Annual Reunion Saturday 29th April at the Royal Scots Club.

    Bar Prices will be reduced and be charged at BMC Club prices, this will only be in Princess Royal Suite and Hepburn Suite. The Royal Scots Club will be supplying this year’s Buffet.

    Entertainment will be from the Royal Scots Regimental Pipe Band and The Special Occasionals.

    Ticket sales are going well, now sold 121 tickets, only have 59 tickets remaining, cost £20.

    Don’t leave it till the last minute and be disappointed.

    Cheques made out to: Royal Scots Regimental Association.

    For more detail, Email: thmslogan@aol.com

  5. Jimmy Springthorpe

    Re-submitted.
    Pipe Major Robert (Bobby) Burns Royal Scots 1946-1968
    The funeral for the late Bobby Burns will take place on Wednesday the 22nd March at 11-30am at Warriston Crematorium, 36 Warriston Road, Edinburgh EH7 4HW .

  6. David Milne

    Attention all those Golfers attending the Fallen Comrades competition on the 9th April; I have been asked to inform everyone to be at Eyemouth GC for 0830 hrs for your coffee and roll. First tee time is at 0930 hrs.

    Regards

    Dave

  7. The Secret Squirrel669

    It is with reverence and thoughts with Bunty Dickson and The extended Regimental Family that I send St PATRICK’S DAY Celebrations in Memory of our Bro Royal Scots hero who OUT OF THE MUD,INTO THE BLOOD,INTO GLORY amongst others Gave his Tomorrow for OUR TODAY,Son of The Regiment Lawrence” Dickie ” Dickson.

    May The sunshine On Leith where The Righteous Lay in Peace.

    GBNF in our Hearts together we Salute you Law amongst All who Gave where SOME GAVE ALL.R.I.P. Lawrence.

    The Secret Squirrel69
    Stu Colquhoun69

  8. Jamie

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank all ranks and forces that attended the launch of the East Lothian Armd Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club today 11th March 17, 36 on parade from all services, hopefully this will be held on a monthly basis @ the Gothenburg in Prestonpans, more information can be found on the social media webpage or email elvbc.goth@gmail.com

  9. Admin

    The office received a call today informing us of the death of another Royal Scot. Please see a copy of the Obituary notice taken from the Edinburgh Evening News on 7th March 2017.

    DUNCAN Ian (Penicuik)Peacefully, on March 1, 2017, at Aaron House, Ian (formerly of the Royal Scots Regiment), much loved husband of the late Annie, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. Service at Mortonhall Crematorium, Pentland Chapel, on Monday, March 13, at 12.30 pm. Family flowers only.

  10. Tom Logan

    REGIMENTAL DAY DINNER NIGHT
    SATURDAY 25th MARCH.

    We are still taken names for this year’s Regimental Day Dinner Night on Saturday 25th March at the Royal Scots Club.

    Please forward your name if you wish to attend to Tommy Douglas at the Regimental Office 0131 557 0405.

    Tickets cost £30

    The dress code is Mess Dress or Dark Suit with Regimental Tie and Medals

    We hope you will; manage to join us for a night of toasts, good cheer and gourmet delights celebrating the history of our great Regiment.

    The Proceedings will start 1900 hrs for 1930 hrs.

  11. Jimmy Springthorpe

    On behalf of Royal Scots Benevolence I would like to thank Patrick Thomas for yet again making a donation to the fund. Patrick (aka Paddy) uses any family party/gathering as an excuse to raise funds for RS benevolence. Thank you Patrick and your family and friends for your donations.

  12. Tom Logan

    Invitation

    East of Scotland Branch would like to invite Veterans/ members along to their first Breakfast Club on Saturday 11th March 2017.
    This will be held at the Gothenburg, 227 High St Prestonpans.
    Breakfast will be served at 0930 hrs.
    Please come along and Join us.

    1. Admin

      Thanks for the invitation Tam, but too far for Andy and I to come along. We also have two of our grandchildren for the weekend, so that also adds to not be able to attend. Good luck with this as I think it is a brilliant idea!

  13. GEORGE HIGGINS

    Hi fellow Royal Scots.

    At the end of April I will embark on an adventure that has been on my bucket list since I care to remember by trekking to mount Everest base camp 5.380m (17.600ft ).

    On Sunday 26th of February 2017 a charity was launched ( WHO DARES CARES ) by Colin MacLachlan ex Royal Scots and 22 SAS regiment and Calum Macleod ex Kings Own Scottish borderers and 1 Scots.

    The charity was set up to help soldiers suffering from mental health issues and PTSD.

    As I’ve already said above the charity was launched last Sunday from the INN at Chapleton, Lanarkshire which is owned by an ex Scots Guardsman Colin who suffered horrendous injuries losing both legs and an arm during his service in Afghanistan. I, along with other veterans, serving soldiers and civilians, participated in a 10mile route march with full 35lb Bergan’s on to help launch this well worthy cause.

    As I’ve always wanted to do this I thought it a great idea to do it for this new charity to help it get on its feet and to raise as much money as I can that it would go to helping others who desperately needs help.

    Can I ask you all to spare, if you can, the price of a pint of beer by sponsoring me to help this great cause by going to my fundraising page at http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/clanhiggins or givi.ng/581a

    Can I take this opportunity to thank you all, in advance, on behalf of myself, Colin and Calum, and the many people who will all benefit from all your support.

    the motto of the charity is- REMEMBER THE FALLEN , SUPPORT THE LIVING. WHO DARES CARES.

    Many thanks.

    UTR.

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