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  1. Royal Scots representation at The National Memorial Arboretum

    Most readers will know of the The Royal Regiment of Scotland stone memorial in The National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) on which all antecedent Scottish Regiments are represented and also that, some former Scottish Regiments have their own memorials at the NMA. Some Royal Scots are commemorated on memorials to particular conflicts, such as the 1991 Gulf War, but there is no solely RS memorial.

    The Trustees have determined that it would be appropriate for The Royal Scots to have a memorial there, to commemorate all former Royal Scots who have fallen in times of conflict. Trustee would like to consult widely to consider what kind of memorial would be most appropriate.

    A Project Team will be established to deliver what is decided and we are particularly keen to hear from anyone who lives relatively close to the Arboretum who would like to be part of the Team.

    Please send your views on what form the memorial might take and if you wish to be a member of the project team to The Regimental Administrator, Capt Jimmy Springthorpe by 30 September 2019.

    In your consideration, please bear in mind that the focus of the Arboretum is on respectful reflection, dignity and remembrance rather than history.

  2. Sadly I have to report the passing of another former Royal Scot. James (Jimmy) Nuggent died on 2nd June after a long battle with cancer. Jimmy’s funeral will take place at 1030 am on Fri 14th June at Dundee Crematorium, McAlpine Road, Dundee, DD3 8SD.
    Jimmy joined 1RS in 1970.

    1. So sorry to hear this sad news, I first met Jimmy when we served in “A Coy” Junior Infantry Battalion, Shornecliffe 1967-1969. My sincere condolences to his family, Alex Ross former 1st Bn, Queens Own Hldrs, RIP Jimmy.

      1. Rest in Peace Jim. My sincere condolences to his family.

    2. Does anyone have any info on Robert (Rab) Simpson’s funeral arrangements/date.

  3. Thank you for an excellent and professional service on Saturday to Central Branch Standard Bearers Paul Robertson & Derrick Cummings. It was also fantastic to catch up with 2 old veterans from away back, Charlie McVicker & Sir John Sands. Thank you again gentlemen for your support and attendance at the Whitburn War Memorial Commemoration.

  4. We are delighted to announce that Ellie Weir has taken up the post of Assistant Regimental Administrator.
    Originally from The Isle of Arran Ellie is married with three young children.
    If you are in the Club please pop into the Office and say hello.


    The funeral of Stewart Snedden ( SNEDS ) will be held on Thursday the 13th of June at mortonhall crematorium at 1100hrs.

    His wake will be held in the dalkeith golf club. The golf club comes under NEWBATTLE GOLF CLUB.

    RIP Sneds.

    1. As Stewart Sneddens (Sneds) sister I would like say thank you to all the Royal Scots soldiers who attended my brothers funeral today. I was so proud to see such a fantastic attendance to pay their respects to Stewart and to hear the funny stories about Stewart and his friends.
      Thank you so much.

  6. Hi Folks,

    There will be a commemoration and Cairn unveiling on Saturday 8th June at 12.30pm at Whitburn War Memorial. This is to commemorate the 14 names of the fallen missing from the Main War Memorial 6 of whom are Royal Scots. This is looking to be a great event which will last approx 1 hour. The Lord Lieutenant will unveil the Cairn along with other dignitaries in attendance . Any Royals, family or friends who are free on Saturday will be more then welcome. Thank you to the Central Branch Association Standard Bearers for your support and attendance.
    Kevin Heggie
    Whitburn Armistice Parade Coordinator

  7. The funeral service for Ian Lusty will take place at Cockpen Parish Church, Cockpen, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian at 1000 hrs on Friday 14th June. A burial Service will follow at 1030 hrs.

  8. I’m so sorry and saddened to learn of the passing of Ian Lusty. I am very proud to have served with Ian throughout both our careers in the Royals. My condolences to Anne, Natasha and all of Ian’s family and friends. RIP Ian

  9. I am so saddened to read the news of all the passing off former members of The Regiment whom I knew all, my thoughts are with all the families and friends at this sad time. Rest In Peace.

    I’ve known Stewart Sneddon aka Sneds / Stug since 1977 in 12Plt Royal Scots ACC in Dalkeith, I left in 1980, we met up again in Sept 1985 Werl. What can I say, one of the funniest guys I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing Rest In Peace.

  10. Tom & Jean Hindle send their Condolences to Ivy ,Yvonne ,Stuart, Cheryl , & all their Families on the Passing of a Wonderful Husband ,Father , Grandfather & our good Friend Robert Simpson . You will forever be in our Hearts Robert & sorely missed by all who knew you ,R I P Robert God Bless .

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