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The Royal Scots Regimental Association

Also further down this page: Regimental Benevolence, The Royal Scots Benevolent Society.


The objects of the Association are:

  1. To provide a focal point for all past members of the wider Regimental Family of The Royal Scots and for those serving or who have served with its successor elements in The Royal Regiment of Scotland.
  2. To commemorate the history and service to Sovereign and Nation of all elements of The Royal Scots and its successor elements within The Royal Regiment of Scotland.
  3. To extend sympathy and guidance to all in need who have served in The Royal Scots, including their dependants.
  4. To encourage recruiting for the Regular and Territorial Armies as a whole but, in particular, for The Royal Regiment of Scotland and, specifically, the 1st and 6th Battalions of that Regiment.


  1. Officers and Soldiers of all ranks who have served with, or been attached to, the Regiment as Regulars, Territorials or affiliated Cadets (ACF, CCF or UOTC) are eligible for full membership (£!0 per year).
  2. Serving members of The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, together with members of A Company 52nd Lowland, 6th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, or those who have served as members of that Unit or sub-Unit, are eligible for full membership (£10 per year).
  3. Branches may elect “Association Members” who do not qualify for membership under Para 1 but who support the Objects of the Association. In no case may Associate Membership of an individual Branch exceed 49% of the total membership of that Branch. Associate Members shall pay subscriptions (£6 per year) and shall have a vote other than on questions on changes to the Constitution.
  4. Wives, civil partners, widows and dependants over the age of 18 of a Member or Associate Member may be admitted as Associate Members (£6 per year).
  5. If you wish to join, please forward the following information to Home Headquarters, The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment), The Castle, Edinburgh, EH1 2YT, Telephone 0131-310-5016, or e-mail the following information to

To join The Royal Scots Regimental Association please forward the following information:

Please state whether your service is or was:

  • Regular, Wartime, Territorial or National Service.
  • Your Title, First Names and Surname
  • Army Number
  • Rank on Discharge
  • Decorations
  • Date of Birth
  • Date Enlisted
  • Date Discharged
  • Your Address, including postcode
  • Telephone Number
  • Fax Number
  • and
  • your E-mail address.

The Royal Scots Benevolent Society (Charity Number: SC011397)


The affairs of the Royal Scots Benevolent Society are governed by Trustees and all applications for financial assistance are considered by a Sub-Committee appointed by the Trustees.


The objects of the Society shall be as follows:

  1. to help to conserve, promote and celebrate the position, prestige, history, traditions and privileges of The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) (hereinafter referred to as "the Regiment") as the First Regiment of Foot and the Senior Regiment of the Line in the British Army.
  2. to provide financial assistance to persons serving or who have served in the Regiment in any rank (hereinafter referred to as "soldiers"), whose full-time service is about to end, to soldiers who are in part-time service and to former soldiers, to help them to obtain employment.
  3. to provide financial assistance or gifts in kind to former soldiers, their widows, children and other dependants, (being soldiers widows, children and dependants who are in distressed or needy circumstances).
  4. to provide financial assistance or gifts in kind to the fiancée and natural children of soldiers who have died while a serving member of the Regiment, and who are in distressed or needy circumstances;
  5. to grant small pensions to former soldiers and their widows, being former soldiers or widows who are aged or infirm;
  6. to contribute to organisations of which former soldiers who are in distressed or needy circumstances have been or are likely to be beneficiaries;
  7. to contribute to any Trust established for purposes that are exclusively charitable provided such Trusts have objects that include the promotion of the improvement, efficiency or welfare of Regiments of the Armed Forces of the Crown or Units thereof.

How to Apply:

All applications for assistance should be addressed to the SSAFA Forces Help branch/Division nearest to the applicant's home. If in difficulty the nearest Royal British Legion office or Department for Work and Pensions will assist.

SSAFA Forces Help Website is at:

A representative (Caseworker) from SSAFA Forces Help will make contact and will meet the applicant to determine the facts relating to the application for assistance.

A written report will then be submitted to the Secretary of The Royal Scots Benevolent Society for consideration by the Investigation Sub-Committee.

Once the case has been considered the decision will be referred back to the relevant SSAFA Forces Help Branch who will be advised what amount has been awarded and how the grant is to be used. Grants will not be paid directly to the applicant.

Donations and Legacies:

These will be gratefully received and acknowledged by the Trustees.

To donate, visit 

All enquiries should be directed to:

Captain J Springthorpe,                                               Secretary
The Royal Scots Benevolent Society
c/o HHQ RS
The Castle
Telephone No: 0131-310-5016



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