1. Very sad to hear the passing of my friend Frank (Amos) BURKE, formerly 1st Battalion.

    I understand the provisional date for the funeral is Thurs 10th of January 11.30 at Warriston Cematorium, Edinburgh Anyone wishing to attend is very welcome


  2. To all members of the regimental family especially the southern branch have a great Christmas and happy new year.
    from Jim valentine and ex wife Stella. God Bless You All.

  3. Jean and I would like to wish the Regimental Family of The Royal Scots best wishes for Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2019. UTR

  4. Message for Bob Black. Sorry to hear Ann is in hospital, especially at Christmas. We hope it is nothing too serious and send our best wishes for a speedy recovery.
    Anna and Dykes MacKinnon

  5. Regimental Office and Museum Christmas Leave

    Please note that the Regimental Office will be closed for Christmas Leave AD 20th December 2018 and will reopen FP 7th January 2019.

    The Regimental Museum will be closed from Monday 24th December until it reopens on the 3rd February 2019, this is due to collection maintenance, deep cleaning, and installation of the new storage system for the reserve collection.

    We wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

    In case of emergence over this period you can contact us by clicking here, please NOTE in emergence only.

  6. WO11 Walker – 11am on 18th December at Colchester Crematorium for any Members that may be down this way or feel they wish to pay respects.

  7. Can anyone please direct me to a timeline that clarifies Scottish regimental history? Please excuse any ignorance on my part regarding such a proud history.

    I am thinking a timeline beginning with the circa 1633 Royal Scots and evolving to the present. Scottish regimental history can be overwhelming to a foreigner with examples to include but not limited to the Borderers, Fusiliers, Black Watch, various Highlanders, and the present day Royal Regiment. A simple timeline might help clarify that history.

  8. It is with a heavy heart that I post this notice this morning. I received an email from Canada to inform me that Glen Allan passed away two weeks ago. Glen was a very lovely man and I had the pleasure of being a friend of his through the Regimental newsletter. Gone but not forgotten Glen. You can now relax and share your time with your beloved Harriet again. RIP my friend.

  9. The arrangements for James Penman’s funeral are as follows:-

    Funeral Service will take place at the Pentland Chapel, Mortonhall Crematorium, 30B Howden Hall Road, Edinburgh EH16 6TX at 4.30pm on Monday 10th December and all family and friends are cordially invited to the Royal Hotel, High Street, Penicuik afterwards.

    Family Flowers only, and a retiral collection for Marie Curie.

  10. Jimmy Penman–A true gentleman and a good mentor.
    Last time I saw Jimmy was at a Bn Ex at Sennelager where benefitted from his skills as a great CQMS/RQMS.
    RIP Jimmy.
    Steve Kelly Pipes and drums

  11. Sorry Andrew to hear about your father.
    He was my CSM in Osnabruck and as a Warrant Officer I found
    him to be firm and fare when on one occasion while I was in the MT
    he fought my case on a disciplinary that he did not agree with.We had a lot
    of good Warrant Officers and Senior NCOs in the Bn at the time but I remember him as a top bloke.
    My condolences too you and the family.
    RIP Jimmy

  12. It is with a deep sadness that I share the sudden death of my father James Penman (Penicuik) WO2, aged 82 years, who served in the 1st Battalion The Royal Scots for 34 years, on Saturday 1st December, He spent time at 2/52 Lowland (1970-72) at East Claremont Street, Edinburgh, and latterly served at ACIO Rutland Square, Edinburgh as RQMS from 1974 to c1988.

    I will advise of the funeral arrangements.

    Andrew Penman (son)

    1. Sincere Condolences To you and The Family Andrew.Another Royal Scots Bro gone to The Battalions GBNF to command under The CO above.

      In Deepest Sympathy
      The Secret Squirrel69
      Stu Colquhoun

  13. Just to let yous all know that I received a call from Tam Buchannon earlier today informing me that he’s in the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh.

    Tam was found at the bottom of stairs by cleaners at his sheltered accommodation, he has sustained some injuries, but never told me the extent of his injuries.

    He will be in the Royal for a few days to get accessed. It wold be great if anyone is in the passing to pop in and see him, Ward 207.
    I’m going to see him tomorrow night, will keep you posted.

  14. Earliest Convenience and Thanks To Jamie Colquhoun,George Higgins,Alexis Lexi Gilmartin,Ian Fair and The set up team,staff at The RavelstonHotel St Andrew’s Nicht,entertainment,Catering and Company of weel Kent Faces. Our Auldest distinguished Veteran Civilian Royal Scots Bro George Ormiston in the capable hands of his Daughter Christine Kelly.
    Armed with his new Black Ball Regimentalised malaca walking stick,pleasure to present him with it on the night.
    A few sair heid’s in The morning.

    U.T.R.Legend St Andrew’s Day attendees.
    The Secret Squirrel69.

  15. Tidying up some old papers, I discovered a news clipping I thought I’d like to leave notice of here regarding an act of bravery carried out by my late uncle, John (Jack) Manson, a Royal Scots Corporal. I remember him well from our many family holidays in th 1960s and 70s.

    Reports in some Edinburgh papers describe how, with his men pinned down by machine gun fire on the banks of the Irrawaddy, he ran at the gun position and disabled it. From it he recovered a Japanese officer’s sword which he later presented to the American Major General George E Stratemeyer, in the presence of troops of the British Second Division. The sword was a gift from “all Allied land forces in Burma to mark their appreciation of the air support given by American units in the Mandalay and Meiktila operations.”

  16. Deepest condolences to Stevie Walkers family at this difficult time , the man was a true gentleman who led by example, and an outstanding man manager, A leader in the world of Anti Tank, who passed on his wealth of knowledge to all budding Det and Section commanders, gone far too soon, RIP Stevie.

  17. Regimental Office News – Christmas Leave

    Please note that the Regimental Office will be closed for Christmas Leave AD 20th December 2018 and will reopen FP 7th January 2019.

    Please note that as from 22nd November 2018 Heather will be working from home before starting Maternity Leave in February 2019. Emails will still be actioned, however the phone will not be manned on a Friday.

  18. So sorry to hear of the passing of my good friend Willie (Bill) TURNER, formerly 1RS (Battalion Clerk) and RLC, retiring in the rank of WO1. Thoughts with son David, daughter Vicky and their families at this very difficult and sad time. RIP Willie my friend.

    Bill and Lyn Sutherland

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