1. I attended the Memorial Service yesterday in Palace Barracks to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of Lawrence Dickson.
    LCpl Lawrence Dickson was killed in S Armagh while serving with 1RS on 17 March 1993. Padre Alan Knox conducted the service in the memorial garden where approx 60 people gathered. Most were members of The Royal Scots NI branch of the association with a few personnel from 1 Scots whose WO,s & Sgts mess kindly provided refreshments. A wreath was laid on behalf of The Royal Scots by Maxi McDonald and George Dickson laid a wreath on behalf of the Dickson family.


  2. The RS Museum will be closed until at least Monday.  The electrical switchgear that serves the Queen Anne building, the French Prisons and the RS Museum is being replaced and, as a result, the power supply has been interrupted.  We will advise when it has been restored.

  3. F A O Jimmy Carlisle.
    Well Jimmy I am not likely to bump into you any time soon with you being so far away but you will

    always be there in my thoughts through our time in training and in the regiment at Tidworth keep safe and

    keep well and watch out for the red Indians and cowboys.

    Your friend always James. P S My email address can be obtained from H.Q if you want it.

    1. James, good to hear from you. I will ask HQ to send me your email address.
      I’ll be in touch.
      Your a good friend


  4. I just came across this site. I’m looking for a real Royal Scots piper for a friends wedding (April) down in Cambridgeshire, England. Aw right..he’s a Glaswegian, but he’s a Scotsman and a good friend o’ mine. My father was SGT George Thomson (1960s-1970s) and my brother George Thomson, both Royal Scots, and nae doubt people reading this will know me Eddie (Royal Signals because dad insisted !) might know me – god knows, we’ve met enough times in and out of the army over the years. Anyway i’ll gee George a ring and see if he knows anyboody willing to travel this far south ‘fer a bevy’, but the ‘rest of ye’, always take care and ‘aw the best’.

    Eddie Thomson, Sgt Royal Signals.

    1. Hi Eddie if you cannot get a Royal Scot piper give me a shout as I’m in contact with a pipe band from Colchester as I’ve booked a piper for my daughter’s wedding next year. Regard Jim Menzies (Munro)

      1. Hi Jim,

        Thanks for replying. George gave me a call to tell me and it sounds good to me. The wedding is on 22 April in St.Neots, Cambridgeshire.

        Having a piper would be just great and yer man is invited to the reception and accommodation will be provided.

        So if you could put me in touch with somebody, that would be dandy.

  5. Updates to the Guestbook

    All comments from 2017 have been removed and stored in a separate location which will be held for a short period of time and this will happen to the comments during 2018 a month at a time I.E. every 3 months we will remove the first month of the block of 3, this is necessary to facilitate the new SEO (Search Engine Optimiser) we have installed which requires us to remove the links to older and newer comments, therefore all comments will be on one page, if this is unsuccessful we will revert back to the old method.

    Jim Anderson

  6. I’ve been asked to pass this on from Daniel Benson.
    I have just heard that Simon Smith who was a Pay Master with the Royal Scots in Werl is in Crosshouse Hospital Kilmarnock he took a Heart Attack on Monday.

  7. Well done to all of you who spotted the typo “Loudon”used in the latest edition of The Thistle. It should of course read “Louden”. Apologies from the editorial team

  8. The Thistle Volume 32 Winter 2017 is now available to read online or download, all postal copies have now been sent.

    Deadline for submissions for the next issue is Sunday 1st July 2018 please send any articles to

  9. East Lothian Veterans Breakfast Club

    The East Lothian Veterans Breakfast Club is celebrating its first birthday and move to a new location The Ravelston House, Musselburgh, meets on the first Saturday of the month, all serving and veterans are welcome.

    Video courtesy of BFBS

  10. Due to the weather.
    Funeral of Agnes Gall. (wife of Alan Gall)

    Due to obvious reasons, including health and safety issues, our Mum’s funeral has had to be cancelled until Saturday 10th March at the same timings, 9am at chapel, 10.15 at cemetery and thereafter at the Craigie Hotel, Bod Road, Penicuik. If this message could be passed on to all friends and family. Thank you.

  11. I am pleased to announce that we have a new member of staff in the office. Heather Goodall will start with us on Weds 7 March. Heather brings a wealth of expeiriance to the post including 6 years as PA to a senior military officer.
    Heather is married to a serving LE officer who is serving with 2 SCOTS. Her interests revolve around the gym, travel and her two dogs.

    1. Well done Jimmy. I am sure that Heather will be a great asset to you.

    2. Welcome Heather,
      Sure once bedded in post you will follow on from oor Liz and set the bench mark in The Bigger A of Association and Benevolence among the other pillars which give Strengths and Stability to
      The Regimental Family and The Association under The Umbrella set by The Veterans Gateway.
      Yours with Best Wishes
      The Secret Squirrel69

  12. Given the weather situation the office will close until Monday. Yesterday we dispatched approx 50% of the Thistle so some of you will receive yours (Royal Mail) permitting others will have to wait until next week.
    Although the office is closed I will still be receiving e-mail and monitoring the telephone.

  13. It is with sadness that I have to report the death on 21st Feb of Alexander Leslie age 101.
    Alexander’s funeral will take place at Seafield Crematorium at 1400 hrs on Tuesday 6th March.
    Alexander Leslie was serving with 2RS in Hong Kong when he was captured and ultimately became a POW.
    A good turnout for this old Royal would be good.

    1. Condolences to the family of Alexander Leslie. I remember him celebrating his 100th birthday. A piper played for him and he lay in his bed wearing his Glengarry with pride! No doubt he was a very formidable character and would have been a pure joy to have known. GBNF RIP soldier….detail over! X

  14. ROYALS AND SCOTS FIFE REUNION …..Hosted by Stuart Nimmo
    Saturday 24 March at 19:00 hrs
    Seven Kings Dunfermline
    32 – 42 Bridge Street,
    KY12 8DA

  15. Hi. Back on the guestbook after a good while away and saddened to hear about the passing of Tam Stott. Sad news indeed. My sincere condolences to all his family. A true Royal Scot and lovely man anyone could have ask for. RIP .

  16. So very sad to hear about the passing of Tam Stott. Condolences to all of Tam’s family.

  17. It is our sad duty to inform you of the passing of Frederick (Fred) Exton 18th February 2018, more details will be published when known.

    1. The funeral for Fred Exton will take place at City Road Crematorium, Sheffield, on Tuesday 6th March at 10.15.
      If anyone in this area can attend that would be good.

  18. The Mass of Agnes Gall (Alan Gall’s wife) will take place at The Sacred Heart Church 56 John Street, Pencuik at 9:00 am followed by the burial at 10:30 am.

  19. I have been asked to forward the following information from Vincent Stott:

    With sadness we notify you of the death of our Father Tom Stott, who passed away earlier this morning (19 February 2018). He will be sadly missed.

    We will advise funeral arrangements when known.

    1. East of Scotland Branch Office Bearers and members send their Deepest Sympathy to the family of the late Thomas Stott, all our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad and difficult time.

      Another Regimental Stalwart/Bro taken from us.

      RIP Tam.

    2. Condolences to Tam’s family from Andy and myself. Tam was a lovely man. What a charming, polite and kind man. He will be very sadly missed by all who knew him!

    3. The funeral of the late Tom Stott, will take place on Monday 26th February 2018 at 1.00pm in the main Chapel at Warriston Crematorium.

  20. Saddened by The death of Royal Scots(THE ROYAL REGIMENT) Bro Thomas Tam Stott,gentleman and Bro on twae Squares.
    Condolences To The Family,Regimental Family and Bretren of G.L.O.S. ,1263 Lodge Water Of Leith and Freends.
    Gone Among The Heralds in G.L.A. and Re-Org with Royal Scots (THE ROYAL REGIMENT0 Legends gone before.
    Until The Re-Org and 1st Step on Heaven ‘s Squared Carpet Bro.
    Deepest Sympathy
    Br Stewart Colquhoun69 M.M..Lodge St Clair 349.The Secret Squirrel69

  21. F A O Jimmy Carlisle
    Glad to see you are still kicking around hope to bump into you one of these days. { U T R }.

  22. I have the sad news of the passing of Agnes Gall, wife of Sergeant Alan Gall 10 platoon, C Coy in the early seventies.
    She passed at 8:230 this morning at her home in Penicuik. I will be informed at a later time when the funeral will take place.

  23. Hi Eric, Only the tour from 71 Tidworth . As per my notice . Need exact dates for that date etc. Mines not recording etc . Applying for ACOM MEDAL etc. MANNING RECORDS GLASGOW NEED THEM . ETC CHEERS BRUCE

  24. Does anyone know of The Royal Scots(THE ROYAL REGIMENT) of whom’s Obituary and appeal for attendance at his funeral Service wa requested in The Newspapers recently.
    My Brother who saw the article believes the service either passed or within this week?
    Apologies my Brother couldn’t recall The Bro Royals name.
    Just highlighting this as wouldn’t want to miss representation by The members of The Regimental Family who may have assisted in a Gallant Royal Scots(THE ROYAL REGIMENT)
    Send Off as in the past.
    Again maybe a need for an Almoner as busy lives do not afford us highlighting that which can be lost so easily in remembering a Brother of The Regimental Family?
    Thank You To Anyone attending if known about,standing in god stead of The Regimental Family not affrded thus.
    Yours Aye
    The Secret Squirrel69
    Marmite Stu Colquhoun69

      1. Cheers Jim,was my brother that highlighted it to pass on apologies on his behalf as I said no name remembered Bro.

  25. Hi guys, I am trying to find out N.I. Tours Dates in 1971. At present have 09/05/71- ??/08/71 LONDONDERRY ( DRUMAHOE ) 17/10/71-29/12/71 BELFAST ( LIGONIEL ). Can anyone help with the missing date. All from Tidworth . Much appreciated . I was 9 pln C coy. UP THE ROYALS

    1. Hi Bruce, the following short extract was taken from The Thistler Vol 14 No 3 November 1971.

      The advance party left for Londonderry on the 19th May 1971 and was followed by the Main Body on the 27th and 28th May 1971, The Battalion then returned to Tidworth on the 27th and 28th of July 1971 before going on block leave on the 6th August 1971.

      I hope this helps.

    2. Bruce
      Are you looking for all our tour dates as my first tour was early 1970 when I joined the Battalion from training at Glencourse — Paisley Park Belfast.

  26. Hi all,

    So the new website has been live for some time now and I just wanted to say a massive thank to Jim Anderson for assisting me in the planning and build of the site.

    Jim has taken the basic site I made and really turned in into a flourishing hive for all members.

    It definitely looks good and is running faster than when I made it!

    Cheers Jim and I hope all the members are enjoying the new site.




    Satuday 17th March 2018

    13.00 Book into Camp
    Tea/coffee biscuits venue to be confirmed
    13.50 walk to garden of remembrance
    14.00 service starts
    After the service
    Group Photo

    Anyone planning to attend I need full name address postcode D.O.B
    CAR REG by 10th of March
    More details will be given nearer the time
    I can be contacted on 07598769907 or by email;



    Teviot Row House
    13 Bristol Square
    EH8 9AJ


    Saturday 28th April


    7.00pm last orders 3.00am
    (1930hrs till 0300hrs?)


    Student Prices


    Pam K all round entertainer and Disco.

    Regimental Association Mini Pipe Band



    CATERING, Supplied by the University:

    • Mushroom Stroganoff
    • Vegetable Stir Fry with Noodles
    • Chicken Milano in Sun dried Tomato sauce
    Side Dishes:

    • Green Leaf Salad
    • Pasta Salad with mixed peppers and basil

    • Bowl of Cranachan
    • Lemon and Lime cheese cake
    Please inform me of any Dietary requirements

    On sale now cost £20. (NO MONEY NO TICKET) I have 200 tickets for sale


    Available from Royal Scots Regimental Guestbook, or you can Email me:

    1. Many Thanks To You too Tam Logan and The other Admin Team for a fantastic evening in such impressive settings at The Gothenburg Tavern Prestonpans.
      A great evening had by all with a superb fun after Burns Nicht Dinner which those able to pace themselves further all enjoyed.
      Great Company and your Hspitality at Castle Logan exceptional as ever.
      Privileged among other Burns Ritual Performers and nurse a Hangover,once in so long a time of being The Sober Secret Squirrel69 was Squashed by Too Much Burns in Copious amounts in a glass or twae dozen.
      Glad to report I made My 2nd appointment at Shettleston for Scott Buist’s R.I.P.
      Granddaughter’s Christening reception where I was mistaken for The Magician who was arriving later albeit recognised by guest who knew me.
      Home now at Castle Colquhoun admin re-org ready for the next event.
      Up The Royals Burns Appreciation Club.
      Out The Mud,Into The Blood,Onto Glory Wi The Gallant Royal Scots(THE ROYAL REGIMENT)Bigger ‘A’ of Association.
      Marmite Stu The Secret Squirrel69


    Just a small note to thank all who attended our first joint Burns Supper on Saturday 3rd Feb at Prestongrange Gothenburg, Prestonpans.

    A big thank you to our entertainers who did us proud on the night:

    Tam Douglas: Address to the Haggis
    Peter Blackie: Toast to the Queen
    Jamie Colquhoun: Selkirk Grace
    Danny McIntosh: The Immortal Memory
    Stewart Colquhoun: Address to the Lassies
    Reply: Pam Elliot
    Fiona Apicello: Tae a Moose, The Silver Tassie
    Callum Colquhoun: Parcel ‘O’ Rouges
    Kenny Young: Tam ‘O’ Shanter
    Alexis Gilmartin: To a Fart
    Ian Fair: His Thank You
    Paul Starr; Piper

    Also thanks to the staff at the Prestongrange Gothenburg for the hospitality and excellent Burns Supper.

  30. Anti-Tank “Op Banner” reunion ” Brewhemia” 2 February 2018
    Just a quick thank you to Bob Bell,Cameron Walker & Graham Highet for organising what turned out to be a memorable night.
    A moment in time after 30 years to meet old friends and relive memories and incidents over a few ales.
    Many a tale was told and more than a few lights swung and sandbags sat on,the years may have changed us but the bond that cements us never will.
    A special thanks to all who attended from across the realm making it fine occasion to be repeated at some time
    in the future>
    Dave Dickson

    We Few,We happy few,We band of Brothers

  31. Good day to all and One,looking forward to join The Great Gathering at The Prestonpans Gothenburg Tavern and taking part in The Co-Joined ELVBC and ELBNRSA Burns Nicht.
    It is with great privilege to convey Congratulations to The Edinburgh Branch,Central Branch and indeed Highland Branch to say how weel their Burns Nichts were conducted in due and Ancient Form in Immortal Memory to our National Bard and our Connection with The National Bard’s Prose.
    Weel Done A Man’s A Man Fir Aw That An That.
    To thse at a loose end I would encourage your consideration to joining us next year at A Burns Nicht if being yer Guilty Pleasure among our Kith and Kin and oor Bonnie Lassies.
    My Honour to Give The “Toast Tae The Lassies Tomorrow with no mental reservation as A Singly and Burns Lover oh that Ilk.
    Weel I have Prattled Plenty “Here’s Tae You and Yours O’ The Royal Scots(THE ROYAL REGIMENT) Family.Lang May aw yer Lums Reek Among Us Aw,yer Ain Kith and Kin and Freends home and Far Flung in Honour and Virtue In Truth be aw but of Fun.
    Slainte Mhath Mah Has!!!!
    The Secret Squirrel69
    Out Of The Mud,Intae The Blood Ontae Glory,Wi The Gallant Royal Scots(THE ROYAL REGIMENT)and a Growing Bigger ‘A’ IN ASSOCIATION.

  32. I have written many times in the past with ref: to my late father GEORGE EDMOND WILKINSON bandsman in the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots who fought in HONG KONG and was captured Xmas Day 1941 and later survived the SINKING OF THE LISBON MARU. I was terribly disappointed to find out through COFEPOW recently that there was a memorial service in Camden London commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the incident. Considering my late father’s photo album and documentation about the incident written by him, is in your regimental Museum also that I has been invited to the events in London and Edinburgh in the past, I don’t understand why I knew nothing about this. I have also been trying to get recognition of the Battle of Hong Kong because the Canadians we awarded a specific honour for their part. I would be grateful if someone could point me in the right direction to try and achieve this and also how to be kept in the loop.

    1. Dear Barbara, we publish events that we are aware of on this website and our Journal “The Thistle” which is also available on this site has a F of E on the back page where we publish those events. We do not contact people individually regarding events as there are so many events and many thousands of people involved. Why those who have invited you (presumably COFEPOW) to events in the past did not send you a personal invitation this time I would not know. We certainly were not involved in sending out invitations.

  33. ok guys and gals the FALLEN COMRADES golf is once again upon us . This year it will be held at Deer Park G/C on Sunday 13th May tee off 11 am prompt . please arrive early to give us time to collect monies , organise flights etc etc .There are buggies for those may require to get around . the usual tea/coffee bacon butties are part of the package . on this occasion I will require a Ten pound deposit per head . The cost of the outing is forty pounds minus your deposit. this is an open competition so friends are invited , so there will be a seperate winners prize for those who are not RSA . please contact me asap to let me know of your interest by the usual method ie facebook ,messenger, wotsapp. or phone or email . my e mail address is your prompt attention would be greatly appreciated. U T R . BUCK.

    1. Had a call from Deer Park they are willing to put up a prize of a free 4 ball, also American Golf have offered their sevices which may include putting lessons and putting comp early days but nice of them to offer.

  34. It is with sadness that I have to report the death on Saturday 20th Jan of Robert Euman age 97.
    Robert served as Pipe Major in the 8th Bn Royal Scots during WW2 and landed with them in Normandy.
    His funeral will take place at Borders Crematorium Rhymers Ha, Oakendean, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 9HA at 1pm on Weds 31st January.

  35. As discussed at the AGM on the 19th January 2018 amendment 1 to the Constitution and Rules was made to paragraph 7.

    It is suggested that you may like to write this your booklets in the notes section.

    A link to the page is here.

  36. Hi Everyone,glad to have been able to attend The AGM Friday at The Royal Scots Club,Oor Club.
    It was good to see some new well kent faces and conversations in catch up.Jack Alexander in particular as we swung the light on The Colquhoun Connection back in The Day with my Great Grandfather Sandie Alexander Pendrigh and His Son a Sub Mariner and Director of McLeod Street Club formerly whilst building up his Slaterer and Roofing Business in Musselburgh.His Business origins in Lauriston Place,now Student Flats and Private Residences.
    I would like to say that absences again were not other than personal circumstances etc at the A.G.M. and again it is a privilege to be in their stead among Branch and Association Members.
    Looking forward to catching up whilst improvement to my own life and re-imployment affrd me as well as forthcoming events already in my Diary able to attend.
    So The National Association is ahead of us and embrace it such,would encourage others however to communicate even the smallest news of encounters and indeed as muted at The A.G.M. information on those in need.Yu may assist in person but The Veterans Gateway alngside Poppy Scotland,SSAFA,Unforgotten Veterans and other veterans under their Umbrella might prove fruitful on contact or referal to them.
    Many of our Brothers and Widows with Regimental Family Bratz,adult kids.Simply are either Proud to carry on or just not aware of The Great Advances in both Governance and availability to The Various Pillars now established with The Veterans Gateway and all concerned coming on board in A All One Together No-One Left Behind Ethos.
    But it takes hard work often with Volanteers foot work and determinatin of The Family Regiments Ethos continuing too,IT BEING GOOD TO GIVE AS WELL AS RECEIVE,from those in Office as well as those on the fringes networking and carrying out Almoner’s work alongside normal activities.
    Simply commitment t a small part of organising an event,gathering through networking Raffle prizes or encouragement to lapsed members who so desire it to Return and Enjoy Among The Body of The Kirk in Association at their choice and pleasure within the constraints of Normal Life these days.
    I bid you all with Greatest Serenity A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2018.
    Out Of The Blood,Into The Blood,Onto Golry With The Gallant Royal Scots(THE ROYAL REGIMENT) Calender of Events where life affords you yin and Aw!!
    Yours Aye
    The Secret Squirrel69
    Sodgering n In Positive Mental Attitude Warts and All,like Marmite.


    Regimental Association

    Forward Planner as at 12th Jan 2018


    3rd Feb, East of Scotland Branch Joint Burns Night


    24th Regimental Day Dinner Night


    13 – 15 weekend away (tbc)
    27th RS Assn Committee AGM (tbc)
    28th RS Annual Reunion


    13th Fallen Comrades Golf outing, Deer Park, Golf Course Rd, Livingstone
    19th Gretna Service, Rosebank Cemetery
    28th Edinburgh Branch Bowling Day


    9th Edinburgh Branch Intersection Bowling Day
    16th Northern Ireland Branch, Op Banner Memorial Golf outing
    25th Armed Forces Day
    29 – 4 July McCrae’s Battalion Trust




    1 – 7 Northern Ireland Somme Visit
    2nd Gladdy Murray Golf Outing, Haddington


    27th Edinburgh Branch Halloween Party


    24th East of Scotland Branch St Andrews Night (tbc)


    8th Edinburgh Branch Christmas Party (tbc)
    15th Northern Ireland Branch Christmas Dance


    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

  39. 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.


    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

  41. 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

    1. Many thanks for your kind words Alex, and many thanks to all the Royal Scots who could make it to the funeral. John would have been truly touched by the turnout. Kind regards and best wishes to Paddy Millar.

  42. 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.


    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?

  44. 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.


    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

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