Archive for May 2014

McCrae’s Battalion Trustee and the Foundation of Hearts

Ian Murray MP for Edinburgh South

McCrae’s Battalion Trustee and the Foundation of Hearts Ian Murray’s leadership of the successful campaign to save Heart of Midlothian Football Club from liquidation continues to receive wide coverage in the local and national press. The Edinburgh South MP has worked tirelessly since he assumed the role […]

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City of Edinburgh Announces Renaming of Civic Square in Memory of McCrae’s

Usher Hall in Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh Announces Renaming of Civic Square in Memory of McCrae’s One of the most momentous nights in Edinburgh’s long and romantic history will finally be marked after almost a century. Veterans of the 16th Royal Scots tried for many years to have the battalion commemorated […]

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McCrae’s Battalion Trust Ambassador

Hearts legend John Robertson has agreed to become the charity

McCrae’s Battalion Trust Ambassador McCrae’s Battalion Trust is pleased to announce that Scotland international and Hearts legend John Robertson has agreed to become the charity’s first Football Ambassador. As we approach a series of Great War centenaries, the village of Contalmaison and its distinctive Scottish cairn will […]

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Centenary Pilgrimage Details Announced

Wreath laid on behalf of the Scottish Executive

Centenary Pilgrimage Details Announced MBT announced details of its 2014 Centenary Pilgrimage to Contalmaison. This year the MBT party is breaking with tradition and will leave Edinburgh from the same southbound platform of Waverley Station that was the scene of the battalion’s departure in 1915. During his […]

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More Golf Clubs Join Up!

His Masters Handicap

More Golf Clubs Join Up! McCrae’s Battalion Trust is pleased to announce that two more golf clubs have announced the adoption of an annual McCrae’s Battalion memorial competition. Broomieknowe and The Musselburgh Golf Club join Glencorse Golf Club by including a McCrae’s Trophy in their fixture list […]

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St Mungo

St Mungo's School

St Mungo

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Raith Rovers to produce commemorative jersey

Raith Rovers crest

Raith Rovers to produce commemorative jersey Congratulations to our friends at Raith Rovers on winning the Ramsdens Cup. And there

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Rock the Rovers support McCrae

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Rock the Rovers support McCrae

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McCrae

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McCrae

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Maire of Contalmaison Visits Edinburgh

Maire and Edinburgh's Lord Provost

Maire of Contalmaison Visits Edinburgh On Tuesday 12 November Madame Patricia Leroy, maire of Contalmaison, arrived in Edinburgh for an informal lunch at the City Chambers with Lord Provost Donald Wilson. Patricia and her husband Jean were guests in Scotland of Falkirk Provost Pat Reid, who

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The Contalmaison Cairn memorial

Ceremony at Contalmaison Cairn

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