News and Events

McCrae’s Battalion News and Events

Current News

On these pages you’ll find updates on the most recent McCrae’s Battalion Trust news and events.

From the installation of the ‘Fifth Plaque’ to the latest information on our annual pilgrimage, this is where we’ll post it.

Most recently, Raith Rovers unveiled their stunning new commemorative McCrae’s away strip – in memory of the lads from Stark’s Park who joined the Hearts boys in 1914.

If you have any stories that you think we should feature here, please don’t hesitate to make contact.

McCrae’s Battalion Trust Tie

McCrae’s Battalion Trust is pleased to offer the opportunity to purchase a tie in the colours and design of the kit the battalion played in after they joined up. See for more details and how to purchase.

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Funeral Arrangements Lt Col Gary Tait MBE

A full Military funeral will be held on Tuesday 2nd July.The Service will be in The Canongate Kirk at 1130 hrs thereafter, a burial will take place at Inveresk Church Musselburgh (Immediate family only).Sadly, McCraes Battalion Trustees, and travelling party will be conducting our annual commemorative Pilgrimage to Contalmaison […]

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Lt Col Gary Tait MBE

LT COL GARY TAIT MBE It is with heavy heart that we must inform you of the passing of the Chairman of McCraes Battalion Trust, Lt Col Gary Tait MBE, earlier this morning. After a courageous battle against cancer, Garyfinally succumbed, in the presence of his nearest […]

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Commemorative Service 7th July 2019

Commemorative Service 7th July 2019 A COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE WHICH WILL BE HELD IN THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST CUTHBERT, LOTHIAN ROAD, EDINBURGH ON SUNDAY 7 JULY 2019. The service will commemorate the sacrifice made by men from the City of Edinburgh and surrounding towns who volunteered to join […]

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McCrae’s Battalion Trust Contalmaison Pilgrimage 2019

McCrae’s Battalion Trust Contalmaison Pilgrimage 2019 Please see the itinerary for the 2019 Contalmaison Pilgrimage by clicking HERE. Costs are £545 per person sharing (hotel/ferry) or £795 if single accommodation required. That also includes all expenses for the Contalmaison lunch on 1 July. McCrae’s Battalion Trust extends […]

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Tribute to Patricia Leroy

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Mayor of Contalmaison, Patricia Leroy

Some very sad news from Contalmasion. A full tribute from McCrae’s Battalion Trust will follow soon.

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McCrae’s Battalion Trust AGM Calling Notice

McCrae’s Battalion Trust AGM Calling Notice This is to advise you of the upcoming annual general meeting of the members of McCrae’s Battalion Trust. The location and details of this meeting are as follows: 89 E Claremont St, Edinburgh EH7 4HU – 18.30hrs for commencement at 19.00hrs […]

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Statement by McCrae’s Battalion Trust

McCrae’s Battalion Trust wishes to emphasise in the strongest possible terms that we, McCrae’s Battalion Trust, have no association whatsoever with any and all groups with a political agenda; McCrae’s Battalion Trust has no political affiliation or agenda. Since the inauguration of the memorial cairn in the […]

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Remembrance Lunch 2018 Auction Items

2018 Remembrance Lunch Auction Items Please see the items for auction (full, and silent auctions) at our 2018 Remembrance Sunday lunch on Nov 11th 2018. We are happy to accept online bids from those not in attendance at the lunch.      

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