1. Hello

    I am the Archivist for Govan High School in Glasgow. Several of our former pupils were killed in World war One while serving with the Royal Scots. I wanted to look at your online Roll of Honour to see what information you may have, but whenever I click on a name on the Roll, I’m taken to a page with “select a person”, but there is nothing to select, and when I try to enter any name, nothing happens.

    I have collected some information myself about some of these former pupils (including photos) which I am keen to share, but can see no means of sending you that information

    Can you please get in touch (preferably by phone-I am a volunteer and cannot access email while working in the school. ) The school phone number is 0141-582-0090

    1. Ian Hi

      As discussed on the phone the system is working as normal and I have found that the computer you are using at the school may be blocking the information you require, I have also passed the original information to our Roll of Honour Team based at Edinburgh castle.


      Jim Anderson

  2. F A O Anyone who new me from 1970/1978 to let all know that my wife passed away this morning after a 25 year battle with Cancer. She may have lost war but she fought like a hero till the end. To all you royals out there where ever you are none of you got where you without the help of your good ladies so look after them.

    James Valentine. [ U T R ]

    1. even though we never met James, I am thinking of you at this very sad time.

      Rest In Peace Mrs Valentine

    2. Condolences from Andy and myself Jimmy. This is such sad news to find out, and just wanted you to know that we are thinking of you and the family at this sad time. RIP.

    3. Sincere condolences James on your loss. Were you Assault Pioneers? I was the Coy Clerk in Tidworth.

      1. F A O Bill Sutherland

        Yes bill I was along with the old bugger jimmy scoolar and was still in contact and visiting each other right up until his death. Nice to know someone still remembers the assault pioneers.

    4. Jim,

      So sorry to hear about your wife. I apologise for not answering earlier. I really do have to read the guestbook more often.

  3. ‘Tommy, can you see me?’


    A reminder that you can now purchase one of these 10 inch Perspex Tommies on our website. They are part of a nationwide initiative to raise £15 million for the armed forces through the There But Not There campaign.

    Support the soldiers who have fought and died for you only 100 years ago, by purchasing these symbols of remembrance in the Club for £29.99.

    Available online or in the Club:

  4. Congratulations to Rtd Col Charles Wallace,a Veteran Civilian now himself appointed at The Head as Veteran’s Commisionaire Scotland.Joining up The Levelled Communication from the coal face and front line of The Transitional Battlefield Beyond Rank and Fortune in Privileged Public Life.Sure he will Command A Sterling Job without any Mental Reservations nor Conscious Senior moments.Given time bedded in weel as A Man 1st to Follow Thee,Last To Forsake Thee.Congratulations again Charlie and regards to The Family Bro.
    The Secret Squirrel69 unsalaried Veteran Civilian Champion and Almoner.
    Out on The Fringes Campaigning from the flanks in Fife.

  5. The Thistle Volume 33 Summer 2018 is now in the post, online copies will be available from Saturday 22nd September.

  6. Thank you everyone who have been so kind to pass your condolences to me and my family on the passing of my wonderful wife Amy. We have received countless cards, letters etc. expressing messages of sympathy. I would love to pass my sincere thanks personally to each and everyone but that is virtually impossible due to the volume of responses. Amy’s service yesterday was absolutely lovely and I would like to pass on all of the families thanks for such an amazing turnout. The Royals in attendance really made it so special. Once again, the Regimental Family have done us proud. Please pass on our eternal gratitude to those who are unable to access the Regimental Website.
    George Mullholland

  7. Jimmy Bennett got a great send off yesterday, The Church was full to the brim, It was also good seeing all The Villagers again after 22 years, also a few auld royals, good wee catch. It will take me at least 6 months to recover.

  8. Funeral details of Jimmy Bennett 1RS.

    Monday 17th September at 1215 hours.
    Ardersier Church then Ardersier cemetery.
    Refreshments after at The Star Inn, Ardersier.

    R. I. P. Jimmy, you wont be forgotten.

    1. Jimmy was a great football player for B. Company and the Battalion in Werl, a great loss and taken far too soon, apologies for my absence as im offshore and wont make the funeral, but as Stevie Murphy said you wont be forgotten,

  9. The death is announced of Maj Gen Duncan Love Macphie QHS late RAMC and formerly RMO 1RS in Berlin and Libya.
    Duncan died on 2nd Sept after a long illness. A funeral service will take place at Gloucester Crematorium, Coney Hill Road, Gloucester, City of Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 4PA at 3 pm 24th Sept.

  10. Very sad to hear the of untimely passing of Jimmy Bennett 1RS, taken too soon, deepest condolences to family at this trying time.

    RiP mate

  11. Timing for funeral of Wee Davy Nesbit Thursday 13th September at 11.00a.m at Mortonhall Cremetorium.
    The Secret Squirrel69 unsalaried Veteran Civilian Champion and Almoner.
    R.I.P.Wee Davy Nisbet.

  12. Late entry,posting on behalf of David Nisbet Senior for those not aware Wee David Nisbet passed away and his funeral details were posted on FB social Media Mortonhall Cremetorium this Thursday I will confirm timing shortly.Condolences to The Family and Freends.R.I.P.Wee Davy.
    The Secret Squirrel69 unsalaried Veteran Civilian Champion and Almoner.

  13. From Tom Logan

    A post I have received from Tam Fleming’s Sister in law, Audrey Fleming.

    As many of you know my brother in law Tam Fleming (Big Tam) passed away in Poland on Tuesday.

    The family will be having a celebration of his life on Wednesday 12th September 2pm at Elphinstone Miners Club, all family and friends will be made welcome, please come along and share some memories with them.

    No black ties please.

  14. Press Release

    The Royal Scots Regimental Trust moves a step nearer the visualisation of its entire Museum Collection with another unique website feature

    The Royal Scots Regimental Trust is marking the centenary of the end of the First World War with new and unique online facilities.

    An App is launched this morning which will take you on a tour of the Regimental Museum giving the history of the British Army’s senior Infantry regiment. From being raised in 1633 during the reign of Charles I through nearly four centuries The Royal Scots saw unbroken service throughout the world and in all major campaigns, including two World Wars, until joining with other Scottish regiments in 2006 to form The Royal Regiment of Scotland. It is designed to enhance a visit to the Regimental Museum and lasts for 10 minutes. The App may be downloaded from Google Play or Apple App store using a search for ‘Royal Scots’.

    The visualisation project is being undertaken to allow access to our collection to those, who for various reasons, may not be able to visit the Museum. This will be of interest to those who are researching The Royal Scots, and Military History by academics, educationalists, authors and historians worldwide.

    You can read more and download the app at:- Press Release

  15. From George Mullholland

    Thank you everyone who have all contacted me with your kind words of condolences and sympathy on the passing of my wonderful wife Amy.
    Funeral Arrangements are –

    Tuesday 18th September 2018 at 1400hours at Cockpen and Carrington Parish Church, Bonnyrigg, Cockpen Road, Bonnyrigg – there is no specific Postcode but it is Next to the Cemetery which has the postcode EH19 3HS.

    Amy will then be laid to rest in the adjoining Cemetery- Cockpen and Carrington Cemetery, Bonnyrigg EH19 3HS at 1445hours approximately.

    We wish only to have family flowers. There will be Marie Curie
    Donation boxes as you leave the church instead. Thank you.

    My family and I would like to invite you to Newbattle Golf Club, Abbey Road, Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 3AD for tea/coffee/beer sandwich etc. to spend some more time together chatting about your knowledge and experiences of and with Amy.

    Please pass this information to your family and friends who may not have managed to read this post.

    Much regards and a repeated Thank You for all your kind words of comfort to me and my family at this devastating time in our lives

    1. Unfortunately Lyn and I will be unable to attend as we will be on holiday, however, will be thinking of George and Family on Wednesday 18th September when Amy is laid to rest. RIP Amy xx

      Bill and Lyn Sutherland

    2. George, very sorry that Caroline and I could not attend. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

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