1. sorry to hear of the passing of Dave Pugh I remember him as Bn Provo Sgt

  2. Royal Scots Club Founding Day Dinner Thursday 28th March (Regimental Day)

    The Royal Scots Club has offered the Regimental Family 30 places for the Dinner, cost £45, this price might be reduced.
    Tickets have now been reduced to £30

    We require name’s ASAP

    I have sent out another email regarding a proposed reunion in Edinburgh on Saturday 26 October.
    I need a response by the end of the month if your are going to attend. Currently the low numbers interested are not viable to if you want to meet up with the guys you servedwith one more time, then get in touch with me!

    1. thankyou for the copy of the Thistle, I look forward to reading it as soon as it arrives in the post. Nice to catch up on names and faces from the past and sorry to read the names of those who have passed away .
      best regards Dave Fraser.


    Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of members of the Association will be held at The Royal Scots Club, 30 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH4 on Friday 22nd March 2019 at 7.30pm.

  5. It is with sadness we report the death of Andrew (Andy) Bell on February 9th at Salisbury District Hospital. Andy’s funeral will take place on March 8th 2019 at Salisbury Crematorium. Andy served with the 1st Battalion in the 60s and 70s.

    1. Sorry to hear of the Passing of Andy Remember him as a stalwart of the then Battalion cycling team in Tidworth 1971 condolences to his family at such a sad time.
      Dave Dickson

  6. Regimental Office Opening Hours.

    With Heather now on maternity leave the office opening hours have had to be revised.

    With effect from Monday 25th February the office hours will be 9am until 2pm Monday – Thursday inclusive.
    Once someone is recruited to cover maternity leave we will again open on Friday’s.

  7. The Royal Scots Regimental Association
    East Of Scotland Branch Meeting
    British Legion Prestonpans
    Saturday 23rd February


    Saturday 30th March 2019

    Douglas Room
    The Royal Scots Club

    Start 1900hrs for 1930hrs,

    £30 p/p

    Mess Dress or Dark Suit with Regimental tie and medals.

    Tom Douglas, Vice Chairman, RS Assn

  9. It is with great sadness that we report the death on 12th January at Inverclyde Royal Hospital of Patrick (Pat) Cassiday. Pat’s funeral took place on 24th January at Greenock Crematorium.
    Pat served in 1RS in the 60s and 70s.

  10. From Marion Richardson (nee Pugh).

    On Wednesday 6 Feb I went to the funeral of my brother, David Pugh, at Seafield Crematorium. Davie was a proud Royal Scot for most of his life and would have been so pleased to know that the service was marked by several veterans, the “band of brothers”. They were very dignified and respectful and their support gave great comfort to me at this difficult time. Please pass on my heartfelt thanks to them all. I have but few photos of my brother and it was a joy to see a picture of him with his comrades that one of the veterans clearly cherished.
    Thank you once more.

    Marion Richardson ( nee Pugh ).

    1. I would love to see this photo if possible. Or a photocopy of it.


  11. Fallen Comrades Trophy 2019

    This years Fallen Comrade Trophy event will be held at Westerwood Golf Club, 1 St. Andrews Drive Nr Glasgow G68 0EW. On Sunday the 7th April 2019, first tee time is booked for 1100 hrs and then 8 minutes intervals until everyone has tee’d off. The cost of the competition is £35 per person.

    If everyone can start to meet up from 0930 hrs so that we can get the necessary admin out of the way and allow the admins to sort flights out.

    If you can PM David Milne or Brian McGeachie so that we can capture all those wanting to take part. Please pass the word around about our competition.

    All donations for prizes or raffle will be gratefully appreciated.

     Morning roll and coffee/tea
     18 holes of golf
     2 course high tea
     10% off buggies on the day

  12. Earliest convenience Thank you to Jamie Colquhoun and organisers of yesterday’s Traditional Burns Supper at The Ravelston Hotel,Mussleburgh.Great evening with excellent ritual entertairners/performers,food,company and networking with our Distinguished guests at the top table in the interests of all veterans across East Lothian and beyond with Lord Provost John Mullen, BFBS rep Mark McKenzie among us enjoying his 1st Burns Supper.Thank you also goes to The Staff,chef and Management at The Ravelston House for there Service delivery to all.Look forward to 2020’s event.U.T.R.Burns Impresarios.

    The Secret Squirrel69 unsalaried Veteran Civilian Champion and Almoner.

  13. Thank you all who attended the funeral of my step dad Dave Pugh. It was lovely to see so many of his ex regiment there. He never really spoke about his time in the army but we knew how proud he was of being a part of Britain’s oldest regiment.
    If I could have chosen a dad I would have chosen him.

  14. Sad to hear of the passing of Davy Pugh…. another true character gone

    RiP Davy


  15. I would have liked to have attended Davy Pugh funeral tomorrow but I have a hospital appointment at the Western General at that time, my apologies to all Davys family and my thoughts and prayers will be with you all R.I.P. old pal


    West Lothian Armed Forces Day will take place on Sunday 30th June 2019 on the grassed area to the south side of the West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, EH54 6FF., from 1pm to 4pm.

  17. Apologies for non attendance .,, out of the country on holiday.

    RIP Davy.

  18. So Sorry to Hear Davy Pugh has Passed Away ,our deepest condolences to the family.
    RIP Davy . Tom & jean Hindle

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