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Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry - Freedom of the City of Edinburgh

Saturday, 2nd April 2022

The Freedom of the City of Edinburgh was awarded to the Edinburgh Squadron of the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry (SNIY) on Saturday morning. It is a tradition that dates back over 560 years to 1459.  The Yeomanry is the Army’s newest combat regiment and is based at Redford Barracks.

The Lord Provost's Platoon and Office bearers were on duty to support the Lord Provost during the event. 

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Committee of Captains' Meeting

Thursday, 14th October 2021

Captains, Deputies and Office Bearers attended the City Chambers on Thursday 14th October for the Committee of Captains' Meeting. This was the first face-to-face meeting since the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions, with some attendees joining remotely using Zoom. Pies and drinks were enjoyed afterwards.

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Moderator's Drinks Reception

Friday, 17th September 2021

The Moderator's Drinks Reception was held at the Gateway venue of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh, on Friday 17th September 2021.  Over 100 Society members and guests enjoyed the opportunity to attend the first social event after the relaxation of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.  The weather was pleasant and the food, drink and company was excellent.

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Gorgie Farm

Thursday, 17th June 2021

Ward X (Gorgie-Dalry) made a donation of £500 to the much loved City of Edinburgh institution LOVE Gorgie Farm, a friendly urban farm that offers hands-on educational and learning opportunities. Tucked in between Edinburgh’s busy railway line and one of the city’s main roads, LOVE Gorgie Farm is a little piece of countryside right in the heart of Edinburgh, home to many animals. From Left to right, Jacqueline Easson, Moderator; Julie O'Donnell, Head of Gorgie Farm; Chris Barclay, past Captain Ward X; Gordon Anderson Captain Ward X.

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Christmas Parcels

Wednesday, 2nd December 2020

The Society Christmas Parcels have been assembled once again by David Millar (Ward II) and his wife Jill.  These are collected by Ward members for onwards transmission to people in need in our Edinburgh community.  From Left to right, Joan Griffiths (Deputy Lord Provost), David and Jill Millar and Jacqueline Easson (Moderator).

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Office Bearers sent to the Tower

Tuesday, 14th October 2014

On Tuesday 14 October 2014 eight High Constables and their partners were guests of the Yeoman of the Guard at the Tower of London.  The group were treated to a guided tour and supper in the Warders’ Club.

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Army 3 Rifles take trophy from High Constables

Craigiehall Barracks - 5th October 2014

This was the second Annual Challenge of the Edinburgh High Constables Shooting Club.  Competing teams were: Edinburgh High Constables; Merchant Company Shooting Club; New Club Shooting Society; Rotarians; and the Army represented by 3 Rifles.  The event was organised by the Club Captain of the Edinburgh High Constables Shooting Club, Steven Donald, and hosted by the Army at Craigiehall under the care of Major John Currie.  Following the shoot contestants had lunch in the Officers' Mess in Craigiehall House.  A total of thirty two contestants took part and the winning team this year was 3 Rifles with: L/Cpl Danny Dey, Rfm Aaron Crawley and Rfm Jordan Kennett.

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