WELCOME TO SCOTLAND
The Scottish Branch is the longest established QARANC Association Branch, having held its inaugural meeting on 14 May 1950. The Branch also has the largest geographical footprint, with members scattered across the country from the Highlands to the Borders and all points in between.
Our events are held in locations around the country in an effort to mirror the geographical spread of our members. In this way, we hope to provide them with at least one event during the year that is within reasonable travelling distance of their home. That said, many of our members attend most, if not all events, viewing it as an ideal opportunity to have a day or two away from home and explore somewhere new. So far we have held events in Glasgow, Perth, Dundee, Inverness, Edinburgh, Dumfries, Ayrshire, Oban and Falkirk. Particularly popular are our regular Coffee Catch Ups.
These informal gatherings usually last an hour or so and are a great way for members to catch up over a cuppa, not to mention a scone or piece of cake, and have a good old blether. As with our other events, we aim to meet up in locations across Scotland and rely on recommendations from our members when selecting venues. Committee members strive to attend where possible as it’s a great way to gain feedback and suggestions for the Branch.
We are always delighted to welcome new members and currently, our membership sits at 84. This comprises retired and serving members, both regular and reserve. With no Unit Branch as such in Scotland, we welcome serving personnel to join us for the duration of their assignment north of the border.
Dates for your diary 2021
Sat 4 Dec 21
- Christmas Event The Scotsman Hotel North Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1TR Arrival drinks (self-funded) from midday. Lunch will be served in the Grand Café at 12.30. Arrival drinks (self-funded) from midday. Lunch will be served in The Glenfiddich Suite at 12.30. Raffle available during lunch.
Wed 29 Dec 21, 10am
- Coffee Catch Up Via Zoom - Zoom code will be forwarded.
Thu 31 Dec at 10.30am -
Coffee Catch Up - Café Kisa, 128 Hight Street, Auchterarder, PH3 1AA
Sun 27 Mar 22
- Annual Corps Day Service The Robin Chapel Niddrie Mains Road Edinburgh EH16 4EA By kind permission of Rev Dr Iain Barclay. Lunch will be served before the service at The New Club, 86 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH 2BB. Details to be confirmed.
4 Jun 2022
- Summer Event The Black Watch Castle and Museum Hay Road Perth PH1 5HR Will include a tour and lunch. Arrival tea/coffee and shortbread will be served at 11 am. The event will include a castle and museum tour followed by afternoon tea served at 1.30 pm. Details to be confirmed.
Captain Cath Pounder QARANC (V)
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