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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.

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

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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‘There But Not There’ 2018 Campaign

McCrae’s Battalion Trust Participation in ‘There But Not There’ 2018 Campaign McCrae’s Battalion Trust will be taking part in the ‘There But Not There’ project by the charity Remembered. Two seated silhouettes will be placed on chairs at our Remembrance Sunday Lunch in the Royal Scots Club […]

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Remembrance Lunch 2018 Itinerary

McCrae’s Battalion Trust Remembrance Lunch 11th November 2018, Royal Scots Club, 1pm for 1.30pm start Please see the schedule of events for this year’s Remembrance Lunch Master of Cermonies: Craig Herbertson 1pm – 1.30pm Arrival cash bar is open; sale of Irish Bingo and raffle tickets, opening […]

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Remedial Works to Contalmaison Cairn in 2018

We have added some images of our Contalmaison bronzes looking absolutely superb following the remedial work carried out earlier in the year by a skilled work team from Black Isle Bronze in Nairn. Remedial works to Contalmaison Cairn …

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New Padre for McCrae’s Battalion Trust

The Trust is very pleased to introduce Peter Sutton from St Cuthberts as our official Padre. Welcomed by chairman Lt Col Gary Tait and Eddie Dalgleish with Janice Todd.

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Sale of John McCartney Booklets

The Hearts Museum have copies of The “HEARTS” and the Great War booklet written by John McCartney on sale in the Museum. John McCartney was Hearts manager from 1910-19 and he authored two booklets documenting Scottish footballers in the Great War and those from Hearts who perished. […]

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Service in St Cuthbert’s July 1st 2018 – End of WW1 Centenaries

  A SERVICE WILL BE HELD IN ST CUTHBERT’S CHURCH ON SUNDAY 1 JULY 2018 TO MARK THE END OF THE WW1 CENTENARIES. START TIME: 10.30 FOR 11.00. The service will commemorate the sacrifice made by men from the City of Edinburgh and surrounding towns who volunteered […]

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McCrae’s Battalion Trust AGM 2017/18 Calling Notice

AGM 2017/18 Calling Notice Members are advised that the 2017/18 Annual General Meeting of the McCrae’s Battalion Trust will take place on Friday 15 December 2017. This ‘members only’ event will be held at the :- Army Reserve Centre, 89 E Claremont St, Edinburgh EH7 4HU – […]

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Contalmaison 2018

Contalmaison 2018 Next year will be the last opportunity to commemorate a 100 anniversary of WW1, in fact the end of the war. We are still working on the fine details of the trip which will be published shortly but meanwhile we would like to remind anyone […]

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Mapping Remembrance 8th July 2016 7.00pm

From the 1st of July to 2nd August 2016 a large painted textile,”Mapping Remembrance”, will be on show in St Giles Cathedral. It commemorates the contribution made by James Black, chaplain to McCrae’s Battalion in 1916 and later to the Hearts Football Club in Edinburgh. The Rev […]

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