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 Centenaries

EMBARKATION FOR FRANCE – A NEW MEMORIAL AND AN OLD WRONG RIGHTED PIERSHILL CEMETERY, EDINBURGH – THURSDAY 7 JANUARY 2016 – 12.30 FOR 13.00 Towards the end of 2014 McCrae’s Battalion Trust started raising funds to right an old wrong. Thanks to the kindness of local businessmen […]

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Centenary Pilgrimage 2016

Centenary Pilgrimage 2016 to Contalmaison. In 2004 we completed the last of the official Great War Memorials, when we unveiled the McCrae’s Battalion memorial cairn in the Somme village of Contalmaison. The cairn was originally proposed by veterans of the battalion in 1919 but for a variety […]

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McCraes Battalion Remembrance Day

Three local companies are spearheading the sponsorship of Saturday’s “McCraes Battalion Remembrance Day” at the Falkirk Stadium ahead of the exciting Falkirk v Hearts Championship match. John Mitchell Haulage & Warehousing is the Match Sponsor and Managing Director Iain Mitchell said, “The sentiment of the day mirrors […]

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McCrae’s Battalion Centenary 1914-2014 – One hundred years to the night…

centenary-image

McCrae’s Battalion Centenary 1914-2014 One hundred years to the night… Supporting Help for Heroes and Poppy Scotland Usher Hall Edinburgh Friday 28 November 2014 ‘Somewhere in France – with love from the trenches’ On Friday 27 November 1914 a grand public meeting was held in the Usher […]

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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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