The Royal Scots

The Royal Scots The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment), once known as the Royal Regiment of Foot, was the oldest, and therefore most senior, infantry regiment of the line in the British Army, having been raised in 1633 during the reign of Charles I of Scotland.
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The Royal Scots Regimental Trust is a charitable body registered in Scotland, with registration number SC008001. Registered Office: The Regimental Office, The Royal Scots Club, 29-31 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE

The Royal Scots Regimental Trust is a charitable body registered in Scotland, with registration number SC008001. Registered Office: The Regimental Office, The Royal Scots Club, 29-31 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE

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06/04/2021

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7th/9th (Highlanders) Battalion, The Royal Scots.Sergeants' Mess, Dumfries, 16th February, 1940.
04/04/2021

7th/9th (Highlanders) Battalion, The Royal Scots.
Sergeants' Mess, Dumfries, 16th February, 1940.

31/03/2021

On this day 31st march 1976 we lost 3 good members of our fine Regiment killed in action.

Pte R Bannon
Pte D Ferguson
Pte J Pearson

GBNF RIP

30/03/2021

Dear all

In October of this year, I will be 67 so I feel that I must now take a back seat at the end of this year, working on The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) website and social media it has been a lot of work.

This has been a great joy and experience for me and sometimes puzzling I have learnt so much since when I joined The Regiment in 1972, I served with many great people and respect them, I hope that I have given as much as I can to help everyone, my life has changed so much in the last 10 years with a few operations and continual visits to hospitals every 3 and 6 months and now I must focus on my partner Jan who is severely disabled with MS and dementia.

Volunteers are a very important part of our work to inform people of our Regiment’s history dating back to 1633 so if anyone wishes to help then please do contact me [email protected]

It has been a great pleasure working with everyone on the many things that we have done I am really looking forward to when we have our own memorial at the arboretum, we deserve it and it is my determination to attend.

I will remain as always available to help when needed and will remain as a member of the association.

The trustees have been informed of my decision .

My very best to all.

Jim Anderson

Happy Regimental Day to all Royal Scots wherever you are UTR
28/03/2021

Happy Regimental Day to all Royal Scots wherever you are UTR

From Jimmy SpringthorpeSunday 28 March 2021 marks the 388th Anniversary of Sir John Hepburn raising the Regiment.Loyal g...
26/03/2021

From Jimmy Springthorpe
Sunday 28 March 2021 marks the 388th Anniversary of Sir John Hepburn raising the Regiment.

Loyal greetings have been sent to HRH The Princess Royal, Patron of the Regimental Association and Patron of the Royal Scots Club with our best wishes.

As we cannot hold our traditional dinner again this year, we are asking all Royal Scots everywhere to raise a glass at 6pm on Sunday the 28th and to toast “The Regiment”.
UTR
Jimmy

The Royal Scots's cover photo
25/03/2021

The Royal Scots's cover photo

Poppyscotland
24/03/2021

Poppyscotland

Pipers across the world are being invited to compose a new piece of music to be performed at a prestigious event marking the centenary of Legion Scotland in Dundee in September.

The composed piece must be in 4/4 time consisting of two parts in March time. Entries should be submitted via a video or audio recording together with a written manuscript of the composition to [email protected].

The judging panel includes the Senior Pipe Major for the British Army WO1 Peter Macgregor, together with Piper to the Sovereign, Pipe Major Richard Grisdale and Willie Armstrong, a Royal Navy veteran and a founding member of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

The competition closes at 5pm on 14th May, with the winner to be announced on 4th June. The winning composition will then be played by the massed pipes and drums as part of the RBLS100 Beating Retreat in September.

21/03/2021

From Jimmy Springthorpe
The Thistle Volume 38 Winter 2020/21.

The Thistle will be posted on the website at 1300 hrs Monday 22 March.
This online edition is the only version available however, should you wish you can of course print it.
We were prevented from producing a hard copy due to the restrictions imposed by Covid 19.
I hope you enjoy this edition which for various reasons has been a challenge to produce.
Regards,
Jimmy

“The Unworthy, Worthwhile War: Korea 1950 – 1953”This series of three talks provides a rare opportunity to hear about th...
20/03/2021
“The Unworthy, Worthwhile War: Korea 1950 – 1953” | The Royal Scots

“The Unworthy, Worthwhile War: Korea 1950 – 1953”

This series of three talks provides a rare opportunity to hear about the personal experience of the Korean War set against the strategic context of the conflict. They are not open to the Public: Members-only and Guests of the museum.

https://www.theroyalscots.co.uk/the-unworthy-worthwhile-war-korea-1950-1953/

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The Royal Scots's cover photo
19/03/2021

The Royal Scots's cover photo

Easter Sunday LunchThe feedback from our Mothers day meal boxes has been overwhelming so we just had to create an Easter...
19/03/2021
Easter Sunday Lunch Meal Box

Easter Sunday Lunch

The feedback from our Mothers day meal boxes has been overwhelming so we just had to create an Easter one. Our Easter Sunday Lunch box contains an easy, ready-to-go option, perfectly portioned for 2. Containing canapés, starter, main course, 2 side dishes and dessert, everything needed for a 4 course Easter Weekend treat.

https://mailchi.mp/b569381665fd/rsc-e-newsletter-13408050?e=b6cf46b080

The feedback from our Mothers day meal boxes has been overwhelming so we just had to create an Easter one. Our Easter Sunday Lunch box contains an easy, ready-to-go option, perfectly portioned for 2. Containing canapés, starter, main course, 2 side dishes and dessert, everything needed for a 4 cour...

Remembering our fallen comrade L/Cpl Lawrence Dickson 17th March we will never forget you RIP
17/03/2021

Remembering our fallen comrade L/Cpl Lawrence Dickson 17th March we will never forget you RIP

16/03/2021

From Jimmy Springthorpe

Captain DS (Larry) Gilbert
Sadly, I must report the death on Friday 12 march of Captain Larry Gilbert.
Larry passed away comfortably in hospital aged 86. His death was not covid related.
His funeral will take place in Melrose on Wednesday 24 March.
Larry had a long and illustrious career in The Royal Scots. He was RSM of 1RS which included our time in Cyprus before he was commissioned.

Larry’s wife Doreen passed away in 2014. Our condolences are with his children Larry, Philip, Rhona and Debbie.
RIP.

When available we will publish the link to enable live streaming of the funeral.

The Royal Scots's cover photo
14/03/2021

The Royal Scots's cover photo

Can anyone help looking for information about Kenneth (Kenny) Byers served with The Royal Scots 1975 - 1988 unfortunatel...
14/03/2021

Can anyone help looking for information about Kenneth (Kenny) Byers served with The Royal Scots 1975 - 1988 unfortunately he passed away in 2006, I am looking for photographs and his army number, this is for his son Andrew if you can help that would be great, thank you

McCrae's Battalion Trust
14/03/2021
McCrae's Battalion Trust

McCrae's Battalion Trust

Update on July 2021 Pilgrimage

It is with profound regret that McCrae’s Battalion Trust announces the cancellation of the 2021 pilgrimage to Contalmaison.

With the situation remaining uncertain, and especially since much of France remains closed, curfewed or difficult to access, to undertake complex logistic arrangements at this moment is simply too great a challenge. Although a disappointing decision, the safety and wellbeing of our travellers, and our friends in France, remains paramount.

The Trust will maintain a watching brief on the developing situation, and if it is achievable, a scaled down ‘mini’ pilgrimage may be a possibility later in the year.

In the event that this proves impossible, then we are committed to re-launching our annual visit to France in June/July 2022 – to coincide with the formal unveiling of our new ‘Gary Tait and Patricia Leroy’ memorial bench.

Further announcements will follow as the situation develops.

Thank you for your continuing support.

Craig Herbertson, Chairman
John Dalgleish, Secretary

McCrae’s Battalion Trust

http://www.mccraesbattaliontrust.org.uk/update-on-july-2021-pilgrimage/

10/03/2021

From Jimmy Springthorpe

Jack Amo Secretary The Canadian Scottish Regimental Association

We have received news of the death of Jack Amo, Secretary of The Canadian Scottish Regimental Association on the evening of 7th March.

Those Old Royals who attended The Canadian Scottish Regiment Centennial on Vancouver Island in 2012 will remember Jack Amo and his family well. Jack was a long standing and loyal member of the Canadian Scottish and was one of those who looked after The Royal Scots contingent with exceptional warmth and hospitality at the Gala Dinner in the Bay Street Armoury, the parade in Artillery Park, the Association Lunch at Esquimalt and indeed throughout the entire programme of celebrations.

The Royal Scots Association was very pleased to be able to reciprocate when Jack and family came over to Edinburgh on holiday the following year when they took an apartment in the Old Town, the party starting almost immediately after they marched-in and continuing thereafter. The Amo Family also visited The Royal Scots Museum and The Scottish National War Memorial where they viewed the Canadian Roll of Honour, recognising many of the names also commemorated in the Bay Street Armoury. They also inspected the famous Totem Pole in The Royal Scots Club to make sure that it was still in pride of place.

Our condolences go to Carole and the family.

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08/03/2021
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01/03/2021

From Liz Kyle

On behalf of the Green family, it is our sad duty to report the passing tonight of Lawrence (Shug) Green. He battled his cancer well and still right to the end had his amazing sense of humour. Shug was a great supporter within the Central Branch of The Royal Scots Association. His bingo calling was, well……different! But he was happy to step forward and lend a hand when it mattered. We will miss you Shug. You are now at peace and with Ann. Your duty is now over. Funeral details to follow. RIP.

24/02/2021

The Royal Scots

It is our sad duty to report the passing of Mr Tam Crawford Csgt 1RS aged 86 on the 15th February our thoughts go out to the family at this very sad time.

RIP Tam

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Just received the sad news that Nigel Crowe who was Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders and served with the Royals when the the Argylls were temporary disbanded passed away in his sleep. Nigel served in the Signals platoon and was attached to C Coy in the Royals. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. This man was a real credit.
imnot long out of hospital,i was saddened by the passing of brigadier ritchie,he was my first co when i joined the battalion in munster ,jan 77, my fondest memory of this first class man ,was on the 27th october that year,tam patterson marched me into major ritchies office,and i was charged with being born on that day 18 years ago,he wished me a happy birthday and handed me a packet of polo mints,gone but never forgotten. r i p from tam stewart
Just been told that Peter "Peachy" Sutherland ex C Coy early 1970's passed away this morning due to Covid. My Deepest condolences to the family. Thanks Peachy for being such a great "mucker".
So very proud to have called Dennis Morley my grandfather. He was so proud to be in the 1st Battalion of the Royal Scots and talked about his life in the army, war and as a J*p POW. He will certainly be never forgotten and always loved. R. I.P Private, Bandsman Dennis Morley of the 1st Battalion Royal Scots 3054454. 26/10/1919 - 03/01/2021
A message from Tony Banham, Hong Kong, about Dennis Morely who was the last surviving member of 2RS from the Battle of Hong Kong and Lisbon Maru: "I am sad to report that Dennis Morley passed away in hospital yesterday. A great man and a great survivor. After defeating death so many times, he made it to 101 and had recently celebrated the birth of his great great granddaughter."😢
Hi - I work for BFBS and we are trying to identify this Corporal who was filmed taking part in the recapture of Kuwait during Op Granby in 1991. If anyone does recognise him could you let me know please. Thank you Richard
*The Fab Five* -1st Bn The Royal Scots Regimental Police Staff 1993 Stu Richardson RIP - John Murphy - Franny Goodwin - Ian Sommerville - Kenny Leeder RIP
Bn Boxing Team 1988/89
Bn Boxing Team 1986/87
Bn Boxing Team 1986/87