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  1. From all at Central Branch our condolences to Ruth Cassidy and family at this sad time …R.I.P

  2. Sadly, I have to report the passing of former Royal Scot Ex Milan Platoon, Paul Cassidy (Cass). Paul passed away this morning Tuesday 29th June after being unwell for some time.

    The family will be in touch when they know more about Pauls Funeral.

    1. The Regimental Association send their Deepest Condolences to Ruth and family on your sad loss of Paul, all our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad and difficult Time.
      RIP Paul.

    2. Condolences to The Cassidy Family and friends.R.I.P.Cass untill The Grandiozo Re-org Bro.
      Stu Colquhoun.

    3. I am very sorry to learn about Paul Cassidy. I remember him very well from 1 RS and from the Regimental Association, especially during the campaign to save the Regiment, not least for his success in fundraising with a rattle can at campaign events. A valiant Old Royal of indomitable spirit.

  3. Sadly I have to report the passing of former Royal Scot David Nairn Blyth age 79. David served in The Regiment from 1961 until 1967. He served in Aden, Tidworth and Osnabruck. David passed away on 20 June 21. His funeral will take place at Morton Hall Crematorium (Main Chapel) at 2 pm on Thursday 1st July.

    1. Condolences to The Family and Friends.R.I.P. David until The Grandiozo Re-org Bro.



    1. This year the Autumn Nagpore Dinner falls on Saturday 25th September, it is very much hoped that you will be able to attend this event. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions we are limited to 50 personnel.


    2. Date. Saturday 25th September 2021.

    3. Timings. Arrive 7.00 pm, Dinner 7.30 pm.

    4. Venue. The Hepburn suite, The Royal Scots Club, 30 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh

    5. Cost. £30 per person, to include a three-course dinner and coffee, with a glass of wine served at the table. A cash bar will also be available prior to, during and after the meal.

    6. Eligibility. All members of the RS Regimental Family accompanied by wives, partners, relatives and guests, Any Old Royals who happen not be Association members are encouraged to join and should contact Mr T Douglas / Mr T Logan

    7. Seating Arrangements. Should Covid restrictions still be in place we will take advice on the seating plan from the Events team at the Club.

    8. Dress. For gentlemen, suits, blazers or jackets. Regimental ties, No medals.

    9. Entertainment. Anticipate two sets of Pipe Music to be played by a member of The Royal Scots Association Pipe Band.

    10. Transport. No transport will be available, and all attending must make own arrangements.

    11. Accommodation. The Royal Scots Club may be able to provide some rooms at reduced rates for those attending – phone 0131 556 4270.


    14. Please complete the attached proforma and return it to the above address no later than Monday 13rd September 2021 enclosing payment but please do not leave it till the last minute.

    Download the proforma

  5. Sad to hear of the Passing of James & Grace Hogg’s son James Peter Hogg our condolences go to the Hogg family at such a sad time.

    1. The Regimental Association send their Deepest Condolences to Grace and James on your sad loss of James, all our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad and difficult Time.

  6. It is our sad duty to report the passing of Mr Alexander (Alec) Watson on the 21st June 2021, funerial details will be published when known.

    Jim A

    1. The funeral of my wife’s Uncle Alexander Watson will take place on the 6th of July at 11am at West Lothian Crematorium.

      West Lothian Crematorium
      Cousland Wood,
      Starlaw Place,
      Off Starlaw Road,
      Livingston EH54 7FD

    The Trustees are currently recruiting for the new post of Regimental Office Manager (ROM). The post holder will take on the tasks previously undertaken by The Regimental Administrator (Jimmy Springthorpe) and The Assistant Regimental Administrator (Ellie Weir). The ROM will not however handle Royal Scots Benevolence. Benevolence cases, with effect from 1 August 2021, will be handled on our behalf by the SO2 Welfare at RHQ SCOTS (Currently Maj Norrie McKinnon).

    Royal Scots Trustees will continue to budget each year for RS aid cases and will transfer that which is budgeted to RHQ SCOTS on a twice-yearly basis. Should there be a surplus at the six month point then the next payment will be reduced to reflect that surplus. Likewise, if a shortfall is identified prior to the six month point then The Trustees will authorise additional payment to ensure all Royal Scot cases are met.

    The criteria for handling Royal Scot cases will be that which we currently use, and this will be stated in the agreement being drawn up by both parties. As before, cases will have to be referred for assistance by SSAFA, PoppyScotland, Legion Scotland or TRBL. Any cases received at the Regimental Office after 1 Aug 21 will be referred to RHQ SCOTS for their action.

    RHQ SCOTS will provide regular reports on RS Benevolence and an annual summary of all RS cases to the RS Trustee responsible for benevolence.

    Many of you have and will wish to carry out fund raising events on behalf of the RS Benevolence Fund and I would ask that you continue to do so. Any money so raised should come to the RS Office and will become part of the funds that will be made available to RHQ SCOTS for RS cases.

    If you are seeking assistance or know someone in the Regimental Family who needs assistance, please do not be put off by these changes – get in touch asap!
    The ROM will be based in the Regimental Office.

    1. Condolences to The Family and Regimental Family who knew Alex.R.I.P.Alex Watson

        1. My condolences to Jimmy and Grace Hogg on the passing of their son James our thoughts are with you .

    1. Well done Tam etc!
      Really nice photo of George and his wife.
      Congratulations George from all members of the Southern Branch
      Alex Moore

  8. The Royal Scots Regimental Association provides a focal point for all Royal Scots, their families, and supporters.
    We are proud to have as our Patron HRH Princess Anne, The Princess Royal and to commemorate the history and service of all Royal Scots to Sovereign and Nation.
    Whether you want to socialise with like-minded people, take part in commemorative events or just stay in touch with Royal Scots news, we have something to offer.

    RSA QR

  9. In memory of our friend and brother James Chapman 1RS Pipes and Drums who was cremated this morning at Dunfermline crematorium. the username is losu6092 and the password is 033300. After 29th May it will be available on “watch again” for 28 days.

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