News

To capture and maintain your interest: we will keep you informed on the progress of the Appeal; event updates; historical facts and interesting stories.

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    Armed Forces Day around the West of Scotland

    26 Jun 2017

    Bugle, the Assaye Elephant, was a very busy, little pachyderm on Saturday 24 June, out and about checking on how everyone was celebrating Armed Forces Day (AFD). He got up bright and early to help Dunbartonshire SSAFA (The Armed Forces Charity) with their street collection in Helensburgh. Formerly known as Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families […]

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    Bugle the Assaye Elephant visits Armed Forces Day Ayr

    18 Jun 2017

    Yesterday, our mascot, Bugle the Assaye Elephant visited Holy Fair with Armed Forces Day and Pipes in the Park in: “Auld Ayr, wham ne’er a town surpasses. For honest men and bonnie lasses” And, it certainly would have been difficult surpass the beautiful Low Green: “hoochin’” with numerous honest men, bonnie lassies and their excited […]

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    “I have never seen a braver officer than Lieutenant Craig!”

    11 Jun 2017

    “If there are honours to be won, I will win them!” This remark was made by  a young John Manson Craig to his friends; closely followed by an assertion that he was going “to rough it with the rest of the boys” as a private soldier and that is exactly what he did! Hailing from […]

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    “Sound let him sleep in the land where he fought so well..”

    24 Apr 2017

    “Sound let him sleep in the land where he fought so well, With some of his own beside him, those that he led” These are the first two lines of memorial verses penned by Captain R W Templeton about his Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Harold Thompson DSO Croix de Guerre, which commemorates a very brave […]

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    The Paras have done it again!

    23 Apr 2017

    Veterans from Glasgow’s PRA and from our own Highland Light Infantry Association have been out with our collecting cans and gently relieving folk of their pennies in Glasgow’s Central Station again and raised a whopping £833.08 towards the Museum Appeal fund. There are an amazing number of links between the Paras and our Regiment – one less […]

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    Volunteering is fun at the RHF Museum!

    14 Dec 2016

    Volunteers are very important to the smooth running of the Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum and, at Christmas, we are able to show our gratitude by inviting them all to our Staff & Volunteers’ Christmas Lunch – which, is possibly that wee bit different to most similar events! A supper of their choice from a local bijou […]

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    Official opening of Phase I of Kelvin Hall!

    30 Nov 2016

    It’s official! The Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum is now officially a partner in the second phase of the refurbishment of the Category B listed Kelvin Hall: an amazing opportunity to connect with this iconic space, which is three times the size of Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery. Early on Friday 11 November, First Minister Nicola […]

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    Elizabeth Cross: “the nation’s debt of gratitude”!

    27 Oct 2016

    It is difficult to believe that taking a well-earned drink of water at a village well could lead to the deaths of three young soldiers of The Highland Light Infantry! But, that is what happened on that fateful day in 1956, which changed the lives of their families forever; and epitomises the award of the […]

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