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  1. Forecast of Events

    The Forecast f Events has been updated as at 1 Apr 2024 and posted on the Upcoming Events page.


    Today, 28 March, the Regimental Flag is flying at Edinburgh Castle to mark this day in 1633 when King Charles I granted a Royal Warrant to Sir John Hepburn to raise a regiment for service initially overseas but ultimately for Crown and Country.

    The Regiment, initially known as Hepburn’s Regiment, subsequently The Royal Regiment of Foot and The First Regiment of Foot and latterly The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment), served continuously and unamalgamated for 373 years until 28 March 2006, declaring allegiance to 17 Monarchs during that period, from King Charles I to Queen Elizabeth II. To mark this day, a message has been sent to the Patron of the Regimental Association, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, and she has graciously responded. Both of these messages are included below.

    We are proud that our history and heritage is maintained and promoted by The Royal Scots Museum in the Castle and The Royal Scots Club. Nemo me impune lacessit.

    Message to HRH

    Regimental Day – 28th March

    The President and all Members of the Royal Scots Regimental Association send their loyal greetings and best wishes to our Patron, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, on the occasion of the 391st anniversary of the formation of The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment). Today the Regimental Flag is flying at Edinburgh Castle.

    Message from HRH

    As Patron of The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) Regimental Association, I send my warm thanks and very best wishes to The President and all Members of The Royal Scots Regimental Association on the occasion of the 391st Anniversary of the formation of The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) at Edinburgh Castle on 28th March. I hope you have a most enjoyable day.

    The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)
    Regimental Association

    1. Happy 391st Regimental Birthday to all our Regimental Family and friends.UTR Lest We Forget Absent Friends.Slainte
      Stu Colquhoun

  3. New Events

    The Upcoming Events page has been updated with items on Armed Forces Day on 22 Jun 2024, Kohima Memorial Service on 29 Jun 2024 and the Museum Exhibition 5 – 10 Jul 2024.


    Further to the previous post on the Guestbook, herewith a reminder of future intentions regarding Band Lunches as we prepare to spring into the next season of the year.

    The next formal lunch in the Douglas Room will be in September 2025. Meanwhile, 14 September 2024 has been selected as the date for an informal gathering this year. The format will be:

    o 1230. Gather in the Main Lounge and Bar.
    o 1300. Lunch in the Dining Room. Choose from the menu of the day and settle your bill at the table before leaving it. Table sizes will depend on numbers. The more the merrier.
    o 1430. Retire to the Main Lounge and Bar.

    The key to success will be booking direct with the Club on 0131 525 6160 (Dining Room) or 0131 556 4270 (General Enquiries) no later than two weeks in advance, i.e. no later than Friday 30 August 2024.

    Keep an eye open for further information at on the Guestbook, Forecast of Events and Notices.

    Meanwhile, early indications of numbers would assist the planning process. Responses and any questions to


    The East of Scotland Branch of the Association and the East Lothian Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club are holding a SUMMER PARTY on Saturday 31 August 2024 at the British Legion Club in Prestonpans, 19 Rope Walk, Prestonpans, EH32 9BN, commencing at 1900. Cost is £20. All are welcome.. If you wish to join us, please contact Tom Logan or Jamie Colquhoun.

    This information is also posted on the Upcoming Events page

  6. Mr Danny Sutherland

    The funeral for Mr Danny Sutherland will take place at 1130 on Friday 29 Mar 2024 at William T Fraser Funeral Directors, Culduthel Road, Inverness IV2 6AB.

    1. Sorry to hear about the death of Danny Sutherland a well respected Royal Scot.
      Condolences to the Family from the Southern Branch.
      Alex Moore Vice Chairman

  7. Mr Danny Sutherland

    It is with great sadness that we report the death last week of Mr Danny Sutherland. Our thoughts and condolences are with his daughter Cath, the rest of his family and his friends. Many older Royals will remember Danny from his days in MI Room and Officers’ and WOs’ & Sgts’ Messes. Further details will be promulgated when known.

    1. Danny was my boss in Germany officers mess .true gentleman and. A pleasure to work with sad to hear of his passing .thoughts are with his family at this sad time .

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