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Posted on 29 Aug 2016 by tom Logan


Congratulation to Central Branch on retaining this years Gladdy Murray Trophy. 23 personnel turned out for the outing at Silverknowes golf Club on Sunday 28th Aug.


First Place Central Branch: - 148 points

Second Place, Edinburgh Branch:-136 Points

Third Place East of Scotland Branch: - 130 Points

Longest Drive: - Paul McAllister

Nearest to the Pin: - Brian McGeachie

Best Score: - Brian McGeachie

Best Visitor Score: - John Downie

Wooden Spoon: - Tam Logan

Broughton Putter:- David Milne

Big Thankyou to Andy Fitzpatrick for organizing the event and to Liz Kyle for her support in supplying the refreshments, and to the staff at Silverknowes Golf Club for their hospitality.

Andy Fitzpatrick stated that he would be standing down from organizing the Gladdy Murray outing after next years event, and was looking for anyone who would be interested in taken on the RS Annual Event.

Posted on 29 Aug 2016 by Liz Kyle

It is our sad duty to inform you all of the passing of Major Donald Somerville. Donald passed away on Saturday 27th Aug in his sleep after suffering from a short illness. Funeral details will follow later.

Posted on 25 Aug 2016 by Jimmy Springthorpe

THISTLE CORRECTION. Whilst we try our best to ensure that The Thistle is accurate when it goes to press, sometimes errors occur and we would like to apologise to Martin Burnett and William Malloy for getting their names wrong when reporting their award of Crown and One ties in the Regimental Association section of the latest edition. Thistle Editor.

Posted on 24 Aug 2016 by Tom Logan


Confirmation, East of Scotland Branch will be holding their Annual St Andrews Night on Saturday 26th November; this will be held at RANNOCH HOUSE SOCIAL CLUB, Ormiston Rd, Tranent.

We have a great night of Entertainment lined up; we have a three piece Ceilidh Band along with Disco, Buffet and Raffle.

Tickets for the event are Fifteen pound and can be obtained from Tom Logan or George Higgins.

So come along and join us for great old Knees up before Christmas, bring along your family and friends to join in the fun.

Posted on 23 Aug 2016 by tom Logan


The next meeting of the East of Scotland Branch the Royal Scots Regimental Association, will be held on Saturday 27th August 2016 at the British Legion Prestonpans. The meeting will start at 7.30pm; this meeting is open to all former, serving and TA members of the Regimental family. Membership is 10 pounds a year.

If you require more information please call 07912859976

Posted on 23 Aug 2016 by Eric Taylor

James Many thanks for the info - all info will be passed onto Atholl at least he will have a better idea what areas are affordable and within striking distance of Edinburgh. Cheers Bud

Posted on 22 Aug 2016 by james valentine

F A O Eric Taylor I have searched online for flats for your friend, I suggest you check out Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline area as they have quite a few just under the 500 point. Hope this is helpful. [ UTR ].

Posted on 21 Aug 2016 by Eric Taylor


A while ago I think I posted a request for help in finding a lad I was in Juniors with (badged Royal) by the name of Atholl Dodds. I did subsequently find and re-contact him and although he has an English accent and currently lives in Nottingham he and his good lady intend to move to the Edinburgh area when they both retire (Spring / summer 2017).

They were married about 3 years ago on the Royal Mile - I think if you cut him he'd bleed tartan! He has asked for my help in trying to ID a property / area to rent around the Edinburgh area, radius from Edinburgh 15 max 20 miles if possible. He does know that renting in Edinburgh is prohibitively expensive hence the radius.

Hes after finding a 2 bed flat and he can afford to spend 450 to 500 pounds per calendar month.

Bearing in mind his budget any suggestions regarding location / or potential landlords would be greatly appreciated, also if what he can afford to spend is not enough no matter what area is looked at, he needs to know that as well.

Many thanks lads Eric

Posted on 20 Aug 2016 by Jungle Jim

Well done the Rome to Homers!

When you arrived at Gifford you looked just about fresh enough to do it all again! Well done also the other Old Royals who turned out for the final 20 miles: George Higgins, Tom Logan and Alan Dobie as admin support.

The welcome from the staff at Erskine Gilmerton said it all. Remember that the Just Giving site remains open for donations for anyone doubting Martin and Willie would complete the challenge.

It was never, ever in doubt! Well done lads.

Posted on 19 Aug 2016 by Robert Wallace


The great achievements demonstrated thus far by both the WHW & ROME2HOME teams in support of RS Benevolence and Erskine Home respectively is not lost on the majority of us.

The energy expended in the planning & execution of both activities should not be underestimated, nor should the personal sacrifice of those taking part specifically John McCulloch, Dave McKendrick and Rab Conquer walking the WHW and Martin Burnett & Wullie Malloy on the ROME2HOME cycle ride.

In addition, lets not forget the support provided by those behind-the-scene without which the endeavours of those taking part would be much harder to achieve.


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