1. Secret Squirrel69

    Want to say a big Thank You to Tam Douglas and Tom Logan fr their exquisite gift of a Regimental Colours Bow Tie.It never alludes me of the True friendships I have with members of The Regimental Family whilst operating on The Fringes promoting and networking benevolence which I have gratefully received and donated The Same in return.
    To all who beyond monetary needs at times,I thank you all for inspiring me on without changing The Great Character afforded me in upbringing by twae Wonderful Parents Joan and Jimmy Colquhoun veteran 33day Royal Scots(THE ROYAL REGIMENT)and R.A.M.C. SRN on Discharge in ADEN.Still with me and my Brothers t date.

    Lastly some more reflection from a voluntary Almoner as some are also without realising it.
    When in today’s busy schedules and commitments we are not afforded,but in condolence to attend The Farewell of A Brother,wife’s,ect Funeral Service be not left questioned but be comforted by your memories of them as yours and their love on in their great Legacy to life.The Privilege as do others see it to represent those absent is common place realistic of today’s commitments in Life and a great reflection that your Brothers and Sister Royals in attendance,small or Large numbers constitute that privilege to be in your Stead at the opportunity t d so.

    Thanks again to all who have played a valuable part in my life thus far.1st To Follow Thee,Last To Forsake Thee.Out of The Mud,Into The Blood and Onto Glory Wi The Gallant Royal Scots(THE ROYAL REGIMENT)and onwards and upwards in A BIGGER A OF ASSOCIATION.
    Until the 19th AGM,gither yer thought on improvement and ideas to bring with you as Sharing is True Caring for those of The Regimental Family unable to attend aand true benefit to That Larger A of Association we hpe to Inspire others among.
    The Secret Squirrel69

    You know where I am talk is cheap Actins Speak Larger Than Words In CAPITALS.

  2. Tom Logan


    OP Banner memorial Golf Trophy, Date is the 16th June 2018 to be held at Blackwood Golf Club, cost will be £35.00 includes Tea and Coffee on arrival and a bacon bap, range balls to loosen up with before round.

    18 holes Championship Golf on the Hamilton Course, Beverage on the 10th Tee during round (can be Tea/Coffee/Soft Drink/beer), Followed by a 1 course meal in the 19 Bar and Restaurant Post Golf, also a goody bag containing Tees/Water/Banana/Chocolate Bar/sleeve of Golf balls/ Blackwood Voucher, buggy’s can be booked as far as I know.

    More details will be made available over the next few months.

    Maxi McDonald

  3. Alex Moore

    Sorry too read about John McNicol MM
    I first met John in Osnabruck he was a storeman then and I was with
    the Mt Pln and I found him to be quiet shy and pleasant to talk to.
    I then met him at Combat Stress Hollybush House in Ayrshire in the late
    90s when the treatment I was receiving in Combat Stress in Shropshire was overbooked and was flown up to Scotland.I remember John sitting in
    the games room and we recognised each other John had not changed one bit so we had a nice week or so together.My thoughts are with family at this time.I also send my condolences to the family from Paddy Millar who also served with John.
    Alex Moore
    Southern Branch

  4. Geordie McPheat

    Very sad to hear of the passing of Billy Omand, my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to Ronnie and the family. Unfortunately I will be unable to make the funeral due to work commitments.
    In our thoughts and prayers, may you Rest In Peace.

  5. Tom Logan


    Can I ask all Branches and organizers for a list of all forthcoming Regimental/Branch events that you are holding in 2018/19, this will enable us to pull together a year planner for this year?

  6. Secret Squirrel69

    At the earliest convenience thought I’d communicate what I believe will be a 1st for Association Benevolence and with co-peration from willing members and The Edinburgh Branch Xmas Party as finale.
    Simply asking if members would be interested in a Royal Scots(THE ROYAL REGIMENT)Assciation 2018 Panto for kids during the day of the next confirmed Edinburgh Xmas Party at Smiths Place,Leith Ex Servicemens Club?
    With Plenty notice given and so much talent among our Regimental Family this could be an Annual Event worthy in The Bigger A of Assciation and worthy of a commitee forum to ensure it happens with taste and inclusive Skits of memories of our time on postings and family life as A Regimental Family of Gallant Royal Scots.Please E-Mail me or PM me on Facebook Messanger if prefered.Could Mick McCann and his great Team contact me to discuss the Link up of The Panto for our kids enjoyment as well as Fundraiser in Benevolence with regards tying in with The Fantastic year ending at The Edinburgh Branch Xmas Party afforded all wh are able to attend.
    Yours in anticipation and great hope of pulling this off with dignified humour and entertainment in mind.
    The Secret Squirrel69
    Jack McSinatra
    Benarty Santa
    and Almoner where required.

  7. Tom Logan


    Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and equally Happy New Year!!

    Time is marching on now and we are only two weeks away from our first AGM under the new constitution.

    This is just a small note to ensure that everyone has received their copy of the Notice, Accounts and Proxy form for the forthcoming AGM.

    If you haven’t yet received your forms then PLEASE READ OR DOWNLOAD THE ATTACHMENTS.

    Association AGM Notice 2017
    Association AGM Jan 2018 Proxy form
    Association Accs 30 Nov 17

    You are all strongly encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting on Friday 19th January 2018, 1900 hrs at the Royal Scots Club.

    Tom Logan

    Association Secretary

  8. Eric Taylor


    Does anyone know what became of one Big Stevie Bateman? Andy Christie describes him as a big englishman who was with the Regiment in Werl (this is after my time and I finished in 79 and I remember his name). Rumour has it Stevie passed away a number of years ago can anyone confirm / refute this ? Thought is Stevie returned to Lancashire to either the Blackpool or Blackburn area after his Army days finished ? Any info on the correct spelling of his Christian name or full name, age etc would greatly assist in finding out what became of him.

    Eric Taylor

    1. Tam Douglas

      Hi Eric,

      Stevie was Charlie Company MT Rep when you came back to the Btn in 1978, he had just left 8plt to take over from Tam Sneddon, an ex-Cameronian T.A. man who came from Lancashire he was a good pal of mine and I also would like to know what happened to him after he left the army.

    2. Robert Dyet

      Hi Eric, He has been on the RoH as a fallen but to date I have no confirmation as to when or if it is true or not. Would be interested in knowing so I can move hime on or off the Roll. Regards Bob.

  9. Ian McNicol

    Cpl John Daniel McNicol MM (Radfan) Died Peacefully at Western General Hospital 20th December 2017 aged 77. Beloved husband of the late Veronica McNicol (née Giordano). Funeral at Mortonhall Crematorium, Tuesday 9th January, 2.30pm. All friends and auld soldiers are invited to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations to Cancer Research UK may be given at the service.

    1. Andy Kay

      I am saddened to hear of John’s death. My thoughts go to the family. Another Royal gone.

      Andy Kay

  10. Andy kyle

    Just a reminder to all central branch members that we have a meeting on Sunday 7 January 2018 .And to everyone have a great New year do not get to drunk .Ha.Ha All the best to everyone Up The Royals……..

  11. Ronnie Omand

    The Funeral of Billy Omand is on Tuesday 09/01/2018 at 12.00 Mortonhall Cremetorium Edinburgh.

    1. Franny Goodwin

      Hi Ronnie,

      I am very sorry to read about the passing of your brother Billy, my thoughts are with you all at this sad time

      Rest In Peace Billy


  12. admin

    Notification for the funeral of Billy Omand have now been released. The funeral will take place on Tuesday 9th Jan 2018 in Mortonhall Crematorium at 12pm. RIP Billy. Gone but not forgotten.

  13. Alex Moore

    Cheers Danny and Jean,the same too you and all the Royals
    who know me.
    And too my old pal Paddy Millar all the best mate,I have been told
    he will be in hospital over the Xmas period so I send my regards to
    his family as well.
    From Alex Moore
    Southern Branch


    Jean and I would like to wish all Royals and their families peace, happiness and good health in 2018. UTR!

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