1. Can we take from this the word any is directed to The Regimental Family as a Entirety. Seems Changes afoot in place for our Rt Honour able Jungle Jim Blyth to retire after a Legacy Of Stealth and Wealth of Experience both in office and out.Like to take this earliest opportunity to Thank Jim in all Sincerity with Serenity in mind with Best Wishes continuing amongst us in the various circles we all interact with.
    Far be it possible to put myself ford for this without mental reservation,I would see it befitting to now Establish “A Honour Colonel” elected by and for The Interests of our Membership.Would be good to see someone with experience on the ground,on the fringes among the ranks taking up the Anvil of improvement in our Growing Bigger A of Association.Will be interesting to see how this pans out.
    Wish all applying themselves to this an extended support among The Branches Of The Royal Scots (THE ROYAL REGIMENT)National Association Almoner’s work albeit on the fringes but fruitful in continued benevolence to The Distinguished Veteran Civilians Community and further Lustre as The Veterans Gateway evolves and Veterans Charter being cemented in law.
    LET’S AW GO DOON THE TOUN ON SATURDAY 30TH JUNE 2018 TAE GAE A CHEER TAE THE GALLANT ROYAL SCOTS (THE ROYAL REGIMENT)among our Military and supporting Arms of Benevolence gathered there in guid Stead those not afforded it from,civic,domestic and prioritised commitments elsewhere. Slainte Mhath Mah Has!

    The Secret Squirrel69 unsalaried Veteran Civilian Champion sodgering on PROUD TO HAVE SERVED!


    Next meeting for members of the East of Scotland Branch members will take place this Saturday 23rd June.

    Meeting will take place at Prestonpans British Legion, starting at 1930hrs, all welcome.

  3. Congratulations to Lt Col Piers Strudwick on his award of OBE in the Queens Birthday honours.

  4. So sad to hear of the passing of Col Steve Telfer, a great loss to the Regimental family

    Deepest sympathy and condolences to family of Col Telfer, a great man

  5. Deepest Sympathy and Condolences to Gordon and the family on their sad loss

    In our thoughts and prayers

  6. Deepest sympathy and condolences to Family of Col Telfer on their sad loss. A great leader great officer great man . RIP Sir

  7. It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Colonel SFM (Steve) Telfer MBE who died suddenly in Nigeria on Saturday the 2nd of June. We understand he had been ill for some time. Steve commanded 1 RS from late 1999 to early 2002.
    Funeral details are not yet known but will be published in due course.

  8. Due to lack of interest the Bowling at Tramways on Sat 9th June has been cancelled sorry for any inconveinence this may cause .


    Good morning,

    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 soonest.

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

    1. In this year especially I would urge all Ex Royal Scots to “Get on Parade”.
      We need more boots on the ground for this one so all of you who have yet to take part in an AFD parade, come and join in. This parade is open to all former servicemen and women. Show Edinburgh that you are proud to have served in The Royals and proud to be called an ex Royal.

  10. From Stephen Elliot, Legion Scotland.

    Good morning,
    Information in respect of Founders Day is as follows:

    All welcome.
    1200 Briefing for Standard Bearers, Dryburgh Abbey TD6 0RQ
    1300-1445 Lunch (all invited to lunch within Dryburgh Abbey Hotel TD6 0RQ
    1500-1545 Service to commemorate and honour Field Marshal Earl Haig within Dryburgh Abbey
    1600 Afternoon tea at Bemersyde, Haig’s family home

    Please note that Standard Bearers from all Tri Service Associations and Legion Scotland Branches are welcome, however there will only be one Queens Colour on parade and no additional Escorts with colours/standards can be permitted.

    You are requested to contact Liz Kyle and advise of attendance in order that the lunch booking can be managed.

    Thanks again for your support,


  11. From Colin Gray

    I write as the Secretary of the City of Dundee Combined Ex-Services Association to inform you that the City of Dundee will be hosting a short parade for Armed Forces Veterans and Youth Organisations on Saturday 23rd June 2018. The parade will step off from Dundee High School at 1200 hours marching down Reform Street to the City Square. The raising of the Armed Forces Flag will commence on our arrival, then an inspection of the Veterans conducted by Lt General Sir ASH Irwin KCB, CBE will be conducted.

    The inspection will be followed by a couple of speeches then a brief church service, followed by the march off.

    After the parade, lunch will be available in the Caird Hall consisting of Sausage Rolls, Sandwiches and a beer or two.

    Your Regimental Association Veterans are cordially invited to attend this parade and all I would request that if they will be attending, please let me know by emailing me at

    Kindest Regards to the Regiment

  12. Train crash
    Today we remember those who lost their lives in the Quintinshill rail disaster which occurred on 22nd May 1915. A troop training carrying soldiers from The Royal Scots, bound for Gallipoli, collided with a passenger train. Moments later an express train hit. Over 200 lives were lost in the tragedy which remains the worst rail disaster in British history.


  13. It is our sad duty to inform you of the passing of Eric Scott on the 8th May, Eric served in the late 60’s early 70’s before joining the RAOC.

    The funeral will be held at Seafield Crematorium on the 25th May at 10am.

  14. Our condolences to the Lumsden family at this saddest of times for the family,words alone are never enough.
    Our thoughts are with you all
    Dave & Janet Dickson

  15. Deepest sympathy and condolences to Gordon and family on their sad loss. She was a lovely lady, may she rest in Peace

    Patrick Thomas.

    1. My deepest condolences to Gordon and family on their sad loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

  16. Jean and I were very sorry to hear of the passing of Carol Ann Lumsden. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gordon and his family at this sad time. RIP

    1. Cliff Mason

      Condolences to Gordon and the Lumsden family
      RIP Carol Ann.

  17. Gordon, My thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

    May your good lady rest in peace.

    Half Chat

  18. We have been asked to publish the following Funeral Details

    Carole Ann Lumsden’s Wednesday 23 May at East Calder Church 1.45pm.

    Judith (wife of David) Springthorpe Seafield Thursday 24 May timings to follow.

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