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Events this Week in Scottish History

24th June 1314: Robert the Bruce , King of Scots, defeats Edward II of England on at the Battle of Bannockburn. Edward's force by various accounts amounted to 25,000-40,000 and the Scots some 9,000-13,000. Bruce had chosen his ground carefully and pursued successful tactics to secure victory, and is seen now as the moment when Scotland's sovereignty was confirmed against apparently overwhelming odds.

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Santiago de Compostela

New Link to Richard Campbell's Extensive Guide to the Camino de Santiago on Santiago de Compostela page.

New Link
Peter Sinclair’s webpages about the Herdmanston and Rosslyn Sinclairs More...

November 2020

Added to the page dedicated to Major Jimmy Howe OBE which starts with his recollections of the 1st Battalion The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) in action in May 1940 culminating in the successful defence of the corridor that led to Dunkirk at Le Paradis: A 1996 interview with Major James Howe with Les Back (Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London) and a 1943 broadcast of Dance Music by Jimmy's Dance Orchestra from Stalag 8B on repatriation with wounded Prisoners of War. More...

 

May 2020
80th Anniversary of The Royal Scots Defence of the : The Battle of Le Paradis

This year is the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Le Paradis where The Royals Scots and The Royal Norfolks, ordered to hold the canal line to the last round and the last man, to protect the BEF's corridor to Dunkirk did just that.
RS373, The Team tasked with recording memories of the Regiment of the 20th and 21st Centuries of the Regiment's 373 uninterrupted years of service until the merger of all the Scottish Regiments in 2006 hosted an online Commemoration of the 80th Anniversary on Tuesday 26th May 2020.


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Campaign for the Real Reel of the 51st
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The dance based around the Saltire, Scotland's Flag, and created by the Highland Division, whose sacrifice in France in 1940 it commemorates, is being danced incorrectly by many today, unaware of its significance.
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"Carpe Diem" - Seize the Day
 
10 Reasons
to make the most of what we have, and do something while we can. Who knows what tomorrow may bring ? 
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