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POPPYSCOTLAND TAKES TOUGH DECISION TO CANCEL SPORTIVE CYCLING EVENT

POPPYSCOTLAND TAKES TOUGH DECISION TO CANCEL SPORTIVE CYCLING EVENT

One of East Lothian’s best-loved events of the year has become the latest to be cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Poppyscotland’s Sportive cycling event sees almost 1,000 riders take to the roads of East Lothian and the Borders …

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POPPYSCOTLAND SECURES CENSUS QUESTION FOR ARMED FORCES COMMUNITY

POPPYSCOTLAND SECURES CENSUS QUESTION FOR ARMED FORCES COMMUNITY

Services for the Armed Forces community are set to be transformed thanks to a major campaign victory for Poppyscotland. Proposals by the charity passed the final legislative hurdle yesterday meaning a “veterans’ question” will be added to the 2021 Census. …

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PRINCE OF WALES LEADS ST VALÉRY COMMEMORATIONS

PRINCE OF WALES LEADS ST VALÉRY COMMEMORATIONS

Pipe Major Richard Grisdale, Piper to Her Majesty The Queen, led more than 500 pipers across the world in a stunning tribute to commemorate the 80th anniversary of St Valéry. The largely forgotten Second World War battle led to 10,000 …

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FUTURE GENERATIONS TO LEARN ABOUT THE “FORGOTTEN 51ST”

FUTURE GENERATIONS TO LEARN ABOUT THE “FORGOTTEN 51ST”

It was a Second World War battle that led to 10,000 mainly Scottish soldiers being captured. The incredible bravery of the 51st Highland Division, which remained on the continent after the Dunkirk evacuations and were eventually captured at St Valéry-en-Caux, …

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