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

Mission: The objects of the Regimental Benevolence are to: Help conserve, promote and celebrate the position, prestige, history, traditions and privileges of The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) (referred to as “The Regiment”). Provide financial assistance to persons serving or who have served in the Regiment in any rank, and their dependants. Scottish Charity number: SC011397

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The Royal Scots's cover photo
05/11/2020

The Royal Scots's cover photo

The Royal Scots Club
04/11/2020

The Royal Scots Club

Short rib of Scottish Borders beef, horseradish & brisket Bon Bon, red wine & mushroom sauce, winter greens & creamy mashed potatoes. 🤤 Bremner is cooking up a storm this week to welcome you all back. Lunch served 12-2pm Wednesday- Friday. Book now by contacting Ayesha on 0131 525 6156 or [email protected]

Whilst looking for some details online today reference an 8th RS Soldier named Grierson I came across another Royal Scot...
03/11/2020

Whilst looking for some details online today reference an 8th RS Soldier named Grierson I came across another Royal Scots called Grierson who died 103 years ago this very day.

Name: David Grierson
Birth Place: Edinburgh
Death Date: 3 Nov 1917
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Edinburgh
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
Battalion: 2nd Battalion
Regimental Number: 10777
Type of Casualty: Died

Whilst David was a Prisoner of War he was shot attempting to escape from a working party at Essen.

#lestweforget2020

German Song Book found in a German dugout by a member of the 9th Royal Scots, France - November 1916.
03/11/2020

German Song Book found in a German dugout by a member of the 9th Royal Scots, France - November 1916.

McCrae's Battalion Trust
02/11/2020
McCrae's Battalion Trust

McCrae's Battalion Trust

We are all very used to wearing the Poppy at this time of year to remember and commemorate the fallen.

This year is the 90th anniversary of Poppy Scotland, so Jack Alexander has put together the story of its humble beginnings and importantly the fight our veterans had to endure to gain the rightful support for the sacrifice of their generation in the Great War

The Trust hopes that you will find the story informative - please see the link to the story on our website:

LestWeForget

Link:
http://www.mccraesbattaliontrust.org.uk/history-of-poppy/

2nd Royal Scots
29/10/2020

2nd Royal Scots

The Royal Scots's cover photo
27/10/2020

The Royal Scots's cover photo

Miss Elsie Eppielow Duncan helped to create & administer The Royal Scots Prisoner of War Fund in WW1. For her tireless d...
26/10/2020

Miss Elsie Eppielow Duncan helped to create & administer The Royal Scots Prisoner of War Fund in WW1.
For her tireless devotion to this cause she was awarded the MBE, being among the first woman to receive this honour.
Miss Duncan's medal can be seen on display within the Museum.

Poppyscotland
23/10/2020

Poppyscotland

Let us lay it for you! As a response to Covid19 restrictions, the Lady Haig's Poppy Factory are proud to offer a wreath laying service within the Edinburgh Garden of Remembrance. They will lay your Poppy Wreath with an image of your choice in the Garden which is open Monday 26th October until Thursday 12th November.
You will receive an email with an image of your wreath once it is laid by one of our Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory Veterans immediately after the opening ceremony.

The cost of this service is £31 for the wreath + £3 to be laid on your behalf. Orders can be placed via our online shop, phone on 0131 550 1573/74 or e-mail at [email protected].

For more info, please go to: https://bit.ly/3o8NwX5

The Royal Scots's cover photo
23/10/2020

The Royal Scots's cover photo

France 1918 - Members of the 9th (Highlanders) Battalion, The Royal Scots pose with their recent sculpture of their Cap ...
23/10/2020

France 1918 - Members of the 9th (Highlanders) Battalion, The Royal Scots pose with their recent sculpture of their Cap Badge.
Picture includes Private James Nicol who was killed in Aug 1918.

The Royal British Legion | Armed Forces Charity
22/10/2020
The Royal British Legion | Armed Forces Charity

The Royal British Legion | Armed Forces Charity

The Legion is here to help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families. And we’re not going anywhere.

We shall remember them.
20/10/2020

We shall remember them.

An important update from Legion Scotland regarding remembrance events in 2020:

Back in March no one thought we’d still be in this position but whether we like it or not, the risks to public health from Coronavirus are real, particularly amongst our older members.

Remembrance must not fall victim to the pandemic, but plans at a national and local level must be adapted. Public safety is paramount so please consider the following guidelines when planning your remembrance event. Although we expect some further clarity from the Scottish Government later this week, we felt it important that we provided some guidance as things stand today:

1. Parades are not currently permitted. Please do not make plans to include a parade as part of your remembrance event.

2. All outdoor events, including remembrance events, are not currently permitted in the following health board areas - Ayrshire & Arran; Forth Valley; Greater Glasgow & Clyde; Lanarkshire; and Lothian.

3. Outdoor events in the other health board areas are permitted but if they involve more than 6 people from 2 households they can only go ahead if Local Authority approval has been sought and granted. Scottish Government guidelines on outdoor events must be adhered to. This includes having a nominated individual who will be responsible for preparing a risk assessment and overseeing the safe delivery of the event.

4. Our national events will be closed to the public. These are the opening of the Fields of Remembrance in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Remembrance Sunday in Edinburgh and Armistice Day in Princes Street Gardens.

These rules are in place until the 25th October but given the upward trajectory in coronavirus cases, it is quite possible that they will be extended beyond this date to include the Remembrance period.

Remembrance is of the utmost importance to Legion Scotland members, the Armed Forces Community and the wider Scottish public and although our activities this Remembrance-tide will be very different to previous years, we will still be remembering the fallen in a safe and compliant manner.

We are encouraging the wider public to take a moment at home on their doorstep on Remembrance Sunday and on the 11th of November at 11am for the two minutes silence. You can also pay your personal respects at war memorials at a time of your choosing, but please avoid 11am as per the guidelines above.

We are also acutely aware of the potential catastrophic impact the restrictions could have on this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal so we urge you all to support the Appeal utilising the various new digital methods that Poppyscotland have introduced. You can make a donation via their website, where you can also Donate, Download and Display a poppy at home - www.poppyscotland.org.uk.

Although we are devasted we cannot gather in our normal numbers across the country, we can join as a nation in heart and spirit to pay our respects.

20/10/2020
The Royal Scots's cover photo
19/10/2020

The Royal Scots's cover photo

15/10/2020
13/10/2020
Marvellous Mugs
11/10/2020

Marvellous Mugs

Poppy Face Masks
£8 each (£1 p&p) with a donation from each sale going to Poppy Scotland
Message us to order 😊
#poppy #facemasksforall

Poppy Scotland is one of many charities supporting #WorldMentalHealthDay2020.
10/10/2020

Poppy Scotland is one of many charities supporting #WorldMentalHealthDay2020.

Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay and good mental health is something we should all have, no matter where you live or who you are. That’s why we support the work of Rural Wellbeing who have a strong dedicated network of over 170 organisations, with an outreach to 500,000 people in rural Scotland. You don’t have to face the challenges of mental health alone. #WMHD #WMHD2020

Photos from The Royal Scots's post
08/10/2020

Photos from The Royal Scots's post

A fantastic WW1 Letter Home, written on a piece of Belgian Areoplane fabric.CQMS Simpson 9th RS sent this letter home to...
06/10/2020

A fantastic WW1 Letter Home, written on a piece of Belgian Areoplane fabric.

CQMS Simpson 9th RS sent this letter home to his daughter Nettie in 1915.

The Royal Scots's cover photo
01/10/2020

The Royal Scots's cover photo

At 11 o’clock on Saturday 15 August 2020 The Royal Scot held a small wreath laying service at Lauriston Castle, Edinburg...
16/09/2020

At 11 o’clock on Saturday 15 August 2020 The Royal Scot held a small wreath laying service at Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh, to commemorate the very significant service and sacrifice of the 1st and 2nd Battalions in the Far East From 1941 to 1945. A total of 496 Royal Scots were killed or died when prisoners of war (POW). A further 707 were wounded or were recorded missing, giving a total of 1203 casualties.

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The Regimental Office, The Royal Scots Club
Edinburgh
EH3 6QE

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My mum May Dickson passed away at the end of last month 30th Sept at the age of 76. My dad was Corporal Victor Dickson who passed away 14yr ago.. I never served myself but I am an army brat, its left to me to carry the family name of the Royal Scots family #UTR I never
L C Ed Sumner 350889 2nd Royal Scots Queen ? Mary’s hospital Ward G3 Whalley Lancashire Appeared in old notepad Would anybody give me details It could be either during WW1 or WW2 Thank you Bob
Seen on a humour page my late dad had an old black and white picture of this
Some more shots from Cyprus with B Company
Dear members, I hope you can help me. I am Chantal living in the Netherlands in a place called Venray. I live there nearby a War Cemetery and looking for information about a brave young man who is buried here: Private JOHN BROTHERTON Service nr. 4695057 8th Bn.,Royal Scots KIA 26 December 1944 Age 31 Son of Melvin and Rebecca Brotherton, ofRotherham, Yorkshire. We are trying to find out who this young man was and it would be great if we can obtain a photograph so there will be a face and not only a name. They all deserve their story to be told. I would like to get in contact with relatives of John to get to know his story and honor him by telling his story that ended at the age of 31. I hope that members of this group can help me. Here the link to the Cemetery https://www.facebook.com/groups/187024122127618/
Anybody have information on this?
New masks arrived superb
derek cochranes family if any would like to help in such a sad time
My grandfather James Angus Service No 6141 was serving with the Royal Scots in India between 1904 and 1914 when the regiment returned from Alahabad to serve in WWI. I'm trying to find a 1911 Census Record for Royal Scots soldiers serving in India. I have found some records for Royal Scots soldiers serving in Alahabad but so far haven't managed to find my grandfather. Would the 1911 UK Census include all Royal Scots soldiers serving in India? The guidance in the Enumeration book states that the return must include all Commissioned Officers, Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men of the British Army who are borne on the Indian Establishment. see attached images.
Ronnie Roches wedding day, Episkopi, Cyprus 1974. Picture supplied from Ronnie though Peter Blackie.
George Albert Donnan, 15th Bn The Royal Scots (Manchester Scottish), KIA 1st July 1916. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. My uncle.
George Albert Donnan, 15th Bn The Royal Scots (Manchester Scottish, KIA 1st July 1916. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. My uncle.