The SCOTS on exercise in the Scottish Highlands
Opening Ceremony of the Garden of Remembrance

Each year our nation's capital marks the start of "Remembrance" with the opening of the Garden of Remembrance in Princes Street Gardens.  This year the event took place on a lovely sunny day on Monday 23rd October and as expected it was well attended by veterans and members of the general public.

Since the formation of the Regiment, the RHQ has invited family members of those SCOTS soldiers who lost their lives on operations to attend the ceremony.  

The President of the SCOTS Association, Major-General (Retd) Bob Bruce, laid a wreath on behalf of The Royal Regiment of Scotland. At the end of the official laying of wreaths, the invited families were asked to plant a Poppy Cross in remembrance of their loved one they had lost as a result of combat.  23 Crosses were laid to honour the fallen SCOTS, who gave the ultimate sacrifice.