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  1. SOME IMPORTANT DATES FOR SEPTEMBER.

    Please come along and support us at the events as a lot hard work is put into booking and organising these events.

    Sunday 2nd September Gladdy Murray Golf Outing

    Gladdy Murray Golf outing will take place at Haddington Golf Course on Sunday 2nd September.
    This is an inter Branch competition, Can Branch’s forward names of Golfers taken part to Davy Milne (ASAP)

    Nagpore Dinner Saturday 29th September

    The Royal Scots Regimental Association will be holding its Annual Nagpore Dinner Night on Saturday 29th September at the Royal Scots Club. We are hoping that Branches will book a table of 10 or more for their members to attend with their partners.

    Dinner Night Proforma can be downloaded from the RS Guestbook News Feed.

    Support Your Services Race Day 30th September

    Musselburgh Race Day tickets (£30 EACH) for the Association this year WILL be limited to 20 for the Lothian suite and Association members will need to purchase tickets online. ( MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW)

  2. From Tom Logan

    Please see link below for the Nagpore Dinner, We have sent it out now as the Club is extremely busy that night I have spoken to Adrian in Ayesha’s absence and booked the Dining room/Scott Room which will hold a combined total of 40 which is what we would expect to attend. Menu to be sorted on Ayesha’s return from leave.

    http://www.theroyalscots.co.uk/nagpore-dinner-29th-september-2018/

  3. ROYAL SCOT SOUTHERN GATHERING

    ATTENTION ALL ROYAL SCOTS SOUTH OF THE BORDER!
    INFORMAL EVENING GATHERING – WEDNESDAY 24 OCTOBER!

    On Wednesday 24 October, you are invited to an informal gathering of “Royals” and their partners in the Cooper’s Arms Pub just off the King’s Road in London!

    PLACE: The Albert Room, Cooper’s Arms Pub, 87 Flood Street, Chelsea, SW3 5TB

    TIME: 6.30PM – 9.30PM (or later if you wish!) on Wed 24 October

    ATTIRE: Casual – as you are!

    COST: £12.50 per head includes canapes and initial complimentary drinks followed by cash bar.

    WHAT DO I DO NOW?
    Email Brian de la Haye to help in planning the numbers at: bgdelahaye@yahoo.co.uk

    HOW AND WHEN DO I PAY?
    Pay by BACS to the RS Southern Branch:
    Account No: 00317705 Sort Code: 30-97-25 (Lloyds)
    (Please use your surname as a reference.)
    OR:
    Pay by cheque made payable to the RS Association Southern Branch and send to Iain Laird at: 15 Mays Cottages, Longwood Dean Lane, Nr Owlesbury, WINCHESTER, Hants,
    SO21 1JS

    YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATION!

    SAVE THE DATE, COME AND HAVE A BIT OF FUN AND MEET SOME OLD FACES!

  4. The Late Colonel SFM (Steve) Telfer MBE

    We have been advised and requested to notify the Regimental Family that as well as the Memorial service being held in Colchester on Friday 13th of July there will be a funeral in Lanark once Steve’s body has been repatriated from Nigeria.
    The date of this cannot yet be confirmed, however the service is likely to take place in St Nicholas Parish Church and the burial in St Catherine’s cemetery both of which are in Lanark. The arrangements when known will be published here.

    1. At Colchester on Friday 13 July Colonel Steve Telfer’s family, led by his daughter Natasha McClay, organised a very special and moving Memorial Service for Steve. There were eulogies from his daughters, Natasha and Sophia, and Wanda – all full of loving memories and their deep love for Steve.
      There was a tremendous turnout by old Royals, many travelling great distances, which was hugely appreciated by the family.
      Natasha has also organised a collection in Memory of Steve to go to The Royal Scots Benevolent Fund. Do please visit the Just Giving website and search for Natasza-Telfer-2.

      https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/natasza-telfer-2?utm_id=107&utm_term=pmWydBJKW

  5. Like to congratulate them too Franny,let’s hope no-one sets asunder eh!Always the bride never the bridesmaid.l.O. l.U.T.R.

  6. PLEASE HELP PASS ON URGENTLY !
    Re Colonel Stephen ‘Tom’ Telfer MBE

    In place of a funeral, we are now going ahead and having a memorial service and wake. Both will be held at the Officers Club in Colchester at 12:00hrs on Friday the 13th of July. There is parking at the venue. Please note, this is the main event.
    I need to get numbers together urgently, so please can people either msg me on here or RSVP to nataszatelfer@gmail.com

    We would like to have as many people present as possible, although we know there will be a lot of travel involved for many. Whether you met him once, knew him for years, whether you were friends or served with him, we would absolutely love you to be there. He was a well respected man who stood by and supported so many around the world. We will be finally, 7 weeks after his death, be able to give him the dignity and respect that he deserved and should have had by now.
    We don’t have contact details for the vast network of military and civilian colleagues and friends that stretched worldwide, so it would mean so much if as many people as possible could share and pass this on.
    Thank you so so much
    Tash xxx

  7. I would like to say congratulations to Tam Logan who at last is recognised for his dedicated contribution as association secretary, he goes way above and beyond his call of duty and is a great ambassador for the Royal Scots association. He deserves fully all the praise he gets.

  8. Employment Opportunity

    Haig

    HOUSING AND REPAIRS MANAGER SCOTLAND

    Haig Housing Trust is the largest charity provider of housing for the ex-Service community throughout the UK.
    In Scotland properties administered by Haig Housing Trust consist of 92 dwelling houses across the Central Belt, the majority in Edinburgh. All are at present fully let to tenants with an ex-Service connection.

    Implementation of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 by the Scottish Administration in September of this year requires the reorganisation of Housing Management Services for the Trust in Scotland and we seek to engage an individual as an employee of Haig Housing Trust to fulfil the services required.

    The key services are:
    • Record keeping and basic accounting through remote IT Systems including the use of MS Office products
    • Tenant Management including rent arrears monitoring, applicant interviews, tenant liaison and re-letting of properties
    • Property management through authorising repairs and maintenance by instructing tradesmen and suppliers, and maintaining statutory inspection programmes
    • Project Control in managing refurbishment works (eg kitchen, bathroom replacements) with professional firms and contractors
    • Liaison with Service charities, local authorities and other voluntary organisations
    • Advice and guidance to vulnerable tenants on services available for support and assistance beyond their housing needs
    • Provision of financial and performance reports to Management and Trustees
    • Committee secretarial functions
    • Awareness of Scottish legislation relating to Housing, Landlords, Tenants and Charities to be able to advise Management and Trustees

    The service provider will attend as required to deal with repair and maintenance or tenant liaison matters and will visit and inspect all properties at least once per year. Hours of work will be dictated by the needs of the job and availability of tenants and contractors.

    Rental, maintenance and general accounting records are maintained centrally by Haig Homes and are accessed by a computer link. Reliable broadband links are a prerequisite of a home office environment.

    The service provider will be expected to work from home, receiving communications by telephone and email from tenants, HHT Head Office, and suppliers, and work in close association with other ex-Service charities at Veterans Scotland, New Haig House, Logie Green Road, Edinburgh.

    Experience or knowledge of the Her Majesty’s Armed Forces would be an advantage. Current driving licence and own transport are essential.

    All work will be carried out to the standards, policies and procedures as directed by Haig Housing Trust.

    Employment would be for a 28 hour week at a salary of £26,000 plus car allowance.

    Haig Housing Trust would wish to fill the vacancy by September 2018 with an earlier start possible.

    Please submit expressions of interest by 20 July 2018 to:

    D J Cameron
    Chairman of Scotland Committee
    C/o Haig Housing Trust
    New Haig House
    Logie Green Road
    Edinburgh
    EH7 4HR
    Email: – d.j.cameron@btinternet.com

  9. AFD18

    Information in relation to Edinburgh’s Armed Forces Day is as follows:

    1030 Muster at Charlotte Square. Standards and Marching contingents to form up. GSM WO1 McBroom will be in overall charge of the parade.

    1100 Parade steps off and proceed eastwards along George Street. Salute will be at Castle Street.

    1130 Parade enters St Andrew Square Gardens.

    1140 Words of welcome from Lord Provost.

    1200-1500 Entertainment.

    Please note that there will be a military band, military marching contingent and a pipe band involved in the parade. There will be a refreshment tent, however this will be controlled (plan to be developed and agreed by licensing). A number of charities have indicated that they will be present. There are still a number of meetings to be held in relation to this day and as soon as the complete plan is known I will share it.

    In order that we can collate numbers in respect of standards and those wishing to march you are requested to contact Liz Kyle l.kyle@legionscotland.org.uk soonest.

    I hope you will be able to join us in paying our respect to our Armed Forces, past, future and present.

  10. On behalf of The Royal British Legion Scotland,
    National President
    Lieutenant General Sir Alistair Irwin KCB CBE

    Invites you to attend

    A Service of Commemoration where we say Thank You

    Conducted by

    The Reverend Dr Karen Campbell,
    National Padre of The Royal British Legion Scotland
    and
    The Reverend Neil Gardner,
    Minister of the Canongate Kirk

    at

    Canongate Kirk,
    The Kirk of Hoyroodhouse and Edinburgh Castle

    at

    1200 on Saturday 11 August 2018

    100 years ago the First World War ended, and a new world began. The example and experience of those who lived through it shaped the world we live in today. It is time to say Thank You for all they did for us.

    Musical accompaniment will be provided by The Lowland & Highland Bands of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

    It is requested that responses be forwarded to Liz Kyle, Legion Scotland, New Haig House, Logie Green Road, Edinburgh EH7 4HQ l.kyle@legionscotland.org.uk

    Liz Kyle requires the names of all those attending along with any post nominals they may have by 26th July.

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