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    The funeral ceremony of Joe Lavery will be held at Livingstone Crematorium on Wednesday 4 August at 14.00 hours.

    Numbers are limited but anyone wishing to attend can contact me for details.

    Thank you Joe for your service to our Regiment and country. RIP

  2. Message from Brigadier George Lowder MBE The Chairman of Regimental Trustees

    Regimental Office Manager (ROM). Following an open recruitment process, I am delighted to report that Lt Col (Ret’d) David Jack has accepted an offer to be the ROM. David Jack is a former Royal Scot/ Royal Regiment of Scotland officer (1984-2019). We anticipate that David will start the takeover on Monday 2 August. Jimmy will retire in November, having ensured that the administration of benevolence has transferred satisfactorily to SCOTS, conducted the handover to David and ensured that Remembrance 2021 is also handed over. Ellie has opted for redundancy but will remain in post until the 30th of September assisting with the hand over.

  3. I have been asked by Heather Laing, one of Joe Lavery’s daughters, to sadly announce that her father died this evening.
    Joe joined the Regimental Band in the early 50s and served in Korea. I first met him, his wife Sylvia and their children in 1965. He was a great musician and played several instruments.
    He retired in the early 70s and went to live in my home town, Linlithgow where he was Bandmaster of the local Reed Band for many years.
    I met him and kept in touch with him over the years and in 2019 when 1 SCOTS exercised their Freedom right to march through Linlithgow I organised an eyes right from our association veterans and he stood proudly to attention in his trews, blazer and Glengarry.
    He is survived by his daughters Heather and Ailsa and sons Graham and Iain.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this sad time. Danny & Jean

    1. Sorry to hear about Joe Lavery and having joined the Regt in 1966
      I remember very well the Band and a lot of the guys who were in
      it at the time.
      Sad loss for the Family.
      Thanks Danny for informing us!
      From Alex Moore and the Southern Branch

  4. Anyone travelling to The National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) by private car at any time is required to book their car in. This needs to be done two weeks in advance of your visit. You should do this through the website

  5. Sadly, I’ve been asked to forward the sad news that Raymond Feeney (Charlie Company) passed away at
    St Johns Hospital on Tuesday 6th July.

    Raymond passed away after suffering an unexpected Heart Attack.

    Raymond joined C Coy in the early 80s.

    More details will follow with regards to his funeral.

    1. I remember Raymond Feeney well from Ballykinler and elsewhere, and am sorry to learn of his passing.

  6. Sorry to hear about Paul Cassidy, my thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

  7. Sorry to hear of the passing of Paul Cassidy,served with paul in anti-tank pl.
    will be sorely missed my condolences to his family.
    Mike McCann.

  8. As I announced in May The Regimental Trustees met and appointed Major Stuart Marshall as Chairman of the Regimental Association wef 30 June.
    At the same time he was also appointed a Regimental Trustee also effective from 30 June.
    Before he was commisioned in 2006 Stu served as the last RSM of The Royal Scots.
    Stu and I have now handed/taken over and he is firmly in the chair. I am sure that together we all wish Stu the very best for the future.
    I would also like to say a big thank you to all who have supported me in the role over the last six and a half years, and a special thanks to the Association office bearers for all that they have done and continue to do in support of the association and the wider Regimental family.

    1. Jimmy Hi

      My thoughts, I am very sad to see you have now gone the last 6+ years have been a pleasure to work with you and know how much you put in to the association, I wish you well in whatever you do take it easy and enjoy your golf.

      Jim A

      1. Thank you Jim, your unstinting support to me has been invaluable.

    2. Hello sir,
      Fore. When it’s time and the golf course beckons everyone knows there will only be one outcome, I hope your wife is understanding. You should be proud of your time as Regimental Administrator especially in the last year and a bit trying to do so remotely. I thank you for the help and encouragement you gave me in the role I now fill.
      Enjoy a bit of golf (rain or shine) meeting up with family for the occasional meal.
      Happy retirement.

      Malcolm Ross
      Royal Scots Association
      Event Photographer

      1. Malcolm, many thanks. Please keep up the good work you do as a RS volunteer, it is very much appreciated.

    3. Hi Jimmy, Good luck with your retirement…. well deserved. You have done a fantastic job,, at times under very difficult circumstances, particularly during COVID.

      Bill and Lyn Sutherland

        1. Thanks for all your help Capt Jim over the years.
          Happy retirement from all of us in the Southern Branch.
          Alex Moore

    4. As one who understands exactly the challenges that confront a Regimental Administrator (Regimental Secretary in old money), I add my congratulations to Jimmy on completing valuable service in that capacity. In addition to serving the Trustees, he led the Association as its Chairman and ensured that Benevolence was disbursed to those in need.

      Jimmy brought experience and Regimental duty to a key appointment in a time of continuing transition. In particular, he established the Regimental Office in the RS Club when it became no longer possible to conduct RS business, other than Museum matters, in the Auld Provost Marshal’s Hoose in the Castle. Jimmy made the new Regimental Office a real hub for the benefit of the Regiment, as intended by the founding fathers of the RS Club in 1919.

    5. Jimmy, you have been a loyal servant to our Regiment and Association for many decades. We go back to when you joined the Regiment in Osnabrück around 1966 and we’ve had some great times socially and playing golf.
      Thank you so much for all your dedication and commitment to our Association and you certainly deserve to retire!
      Hope you enjoy retirement and get on the golf course several times a week! Fore!
      Danny & Jean

  9. Condolences to Paul Cassidy’s family & friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.

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