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    An illustrated article on the highly successful event at Dalkeith Palace which connected with the people of Midlothian has been posted on the Notices page.

    A committed team of volunteers and our Museum Curator worked very hard to research the heritage details then plan for and deliver the inter- active exhibition, which further heightened the profile of the First of Foot.

    Another major exhibition in Edinburgh is now being developed for 2024. Details will follow, which will include seeking volunteers from our Regimental Family to host and act as guides.

    Martin Gibson

    Gulf War 1 has been chosen by the Museum as the post 1945 conflict to be highlighted in the 2024 reaching out to and connecting with the people of Edinburgh interactive exhibition this summer.
    The temporary loan of a small number of souvenirs, artefacts and documents is needed for display, in a display case, to enhance telling the story of this part of the Regimental heritage. There are already plenty of photographs available.
    Anyone who would like to loan an item is asked, please, to email , copy to museum@the, a short description of the item- with a photo if possible- by 15 March.
    The final selection for the Outreach exhibition, which will include family research (full details will be circulated when details are finalised) will be made by 30 April.

  3. Ladies and Gentlemen as we approach the AGM on 23rd Feb, I’m asking all Ex Serving members and Association members present and previous, to join us on that night.
    It would be much appreciated if you could spare a few hours of your time getting your points across, thus helping the association thrive.
    After the AGM, a curry, a pint and a natter.

    Also, our First function in the Calendar year is the Regimental Dinner night Sat 30th March in the Hepburn suit of The Royal Scot Club.
    At the Dinner night we will be saying a big thankyou to Tommy Douglas and Tam Logan for their service and commitment to the Regimental Association committee.

    Again, it would be much appreciated if we had your support in celebrating Regimental Day and honouring the two Tams.


    Paul Robertson


    A note about our reunion lunch in the RS Club last September will appear in the next edition of The Thistle, along with a pointer to future events.

    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

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