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The Royal Scots (www.theroyalscots.co.uk) - official website of the Royal Regiment. 373 years of history.

The Royal Regiment of Scotland (www.army.mod.uk/infantry/regts/scots/) - Scotland's new infantry regiment - continuing centuries of proud tradition and service. 

The Royal Scots Club (www.royalscotsclub.com) - a living memorial to the sacrifice of the Great War ... and now also an excellent city-centre hotel. Accommodation, conferences,  superb dining and events.

The Royal Scots Association Pipe Band (pontiuspilatespipers.tripod.com) - the superb musicians of the Royal Scots Veterans Association.

Somewhere In France (www.somewhere-in-france.com) - organising bespoke battlefield tours and offering a comprehensive research service to those who wish to learn more about family members with military backgrounds.

Alliance France-Ecosse (www.alliance-france-ecosse.com) - 'the ultimate Franco-Scottish friendship site. Whisky, history and Julian Hutchings.

Les 3 Pigeons ( www.3pigeons.fr ) - Best pub in Albert. Beside the Basilica. Warm, friendly and very fond of Scotland.

Royal British Legion of Scotland (www.rblscotland.org)

The Scottish Poppy Appeal (www.poppyscotland.org.uk) - Earl Haig Fund Scotland.

Erskine Hospital (www.erskine.org.uk) - Caring for Scottish veterans and their families.

The Army Benevolent Fund (www.armybenfund.org) - the national charity of the British Army.
Combat Stress (www.combatstress.org.uk)  - ex-services mental welfare society
The Officers' Association (www.officersassociation.org.uk) - charity assisting officers retired from Her Majesty's forces.
The Gulf Veterans Association (www.gulfveteransassociation.co.uk) - addressing the illness known as Gulf War Syndrome.

Commune de Contalmaison - the website of the village of Contalmaison. (www.paysducoquelicot.com/contalmaison1.htm)

Commonwealth War Graves Commission (www.cwgc.org) - Cemeteries and memorials of the Great War. Find out where your ancestor is buried or commemorated

Scottish National War Memorial (www.snwm.org)

The Long, Long Trail (www.1914-1918.net) - detailing the story of the British Army during the Great War.

The Western Front Association (http://www.westernfrontassociation.com) - representing 6,500 members acting to restore memorials, organise the care of veterans and re-establish the two-minute silence on Armistice Day.

Friends of Lochnagar (www.friendsoflochnagar.co.uk) - site dedicated to the history and preservation of the mine crater at La Boisselle.

Warwalker.co.uk ( www.warwalker.co.uk )  Photographic tours of the battlefields of north-western Europe, advice on where to go, what to see and where to stay.

Heart of Midlothian Football Club (www.heartsfc.co.uk) - official club web site.

Jambos Kickback ( www.hmfckickback.co.uk ) - unofficial message board for Hearts supporters.

Hibernian Football Club (www.hibs.org.uk) - official club web site.

Pace Print (www.paceprint.co.uk) - printers of our exclusive Memorial Cairn tee shirts, and lots more besides... 

Ruhrfolk (www.ruhrfolk.de) - get Craig Herbertson and Ed Westerdale's Hearts of Glory  CD here.

Andrew Swanston / Photo Express (www.photo-express-edinburgh.co.uk)
- official photographer to the McCrae's Battalion Trust.
7,   Melville Terrace,   Edinburgh,   EH9 1ND.

Mainstream Publishing (www.mainstreampublishing.com) - publishers of McCrae's Battalion.

Black Isle Bronze (www.blackislebronze.co.uk) - specialising in lost wax and sand casting techniques, Black Isle Bronze has built a reputation for quality and attention to detail. As well as large items, the foundry also deals with small commemorative pieces such as portrait heads and plaques.

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