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  1. I am very sorry indeed to hear the sad news of the passing, in recent days, of Rab Simpson, Gerry McMurtrie and Stewart Snedden. Three great men.

  2. Devastated to hear of the passing of Robert (Rab) Simpson. I’m proud to have known and served with such a true gentleman and stalwart Royal. My condolences to all of Roberts family and friends. RIP Robert

  3. So sad to hear the passing of Stewart Snedden , ex WO2 (CSM) 1RS. Devastating news. Thoughts and condolences to the family and his friends at this very sad time. RIP Sneds my friend. Bill Sutherland.

    A huge number of condolence messages on Facebook paying tribute to this “legend”……. a “TRUE ROYAL”

  4. From Stuart Simpson

    It is with profound and heavy heart that I write to inform the Regimental Family that my father – Robert (Rab) Simpson passed away peacefully late last night (16 May 19).
    He is at peace now.

    1. RIP Robert (RAB) Simpson fond memories of Rab in Munster, condolenses to Stu and family at this sad time. Cliff Mason

    2. RIP Rab fond memories of times gone by, condolences to all the family at this sad time.
      Buzz &Stephanie.

  5. Due to other commitments the next East of Scotland Branch Meeting will now be on Saturday 1st of June
    British Legion Prestonpans

  6. The funeral for Gerry McMurtrie will be held at 1pm on Tuesday 21st of May at Greenock crematorium, then on to the Tontine hotel in Greenock.

    I wonder if it’s possible to ask any of the ex pipe band members If they have a copy of the LP my dad played on back in the day. We’d love to track down a copy to either buy, or take a copy from if you could help in any way?

    Warm regards,

    Yvonne + Gerry Jnr

  7. Does anyone know where I can purchase a Staff Badge and Glengarry.

  8. Armed Forces Day Edinburgh 22nd June 2019

    This years Armed Forces Day will take place in St. Andrews Square, in Edinburgh City Centre on Saturday 22nd June 2019. The parade will set off from Charlotte Square at 10:20am, routing along George Street where the formal salute will take place at the Castle Street South intersection, with the parade then finishing in St. Andrew’s Square at approximately 10:45am. There will be plenty of festivities arranged in St. Andrews Square from that point onwards running till 3:00pm.

    Members of the public are invited to join the Lord Provost, Civic leaders and representatives of the Armed Forces and Veterans Association’s in showing your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

    For enquiries please contact Liz Kyle on

  9. Well done to all you ROYAL SCOTS VETERANS who turned up and on parade in Glasgow George square on Saturday for the JUSTICE FOR NORTHERN IRELAND VETERANS MARCH. What a fantastic turn out by all regiments. The fight goes on . It’s an absolute disgrace we have to do this but needs must. Keep an eye out for the next one. Hopefully our government will get the message and there’ll be no need for anymore marches and witch hunts against our fellow veteran. It was great seeing some well Kent faces there on Saturday. UTR.

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