Our Annual Conference, in which members can have their voice heard and help to steer the future of the organisation, is now just a few hours away. In many ways it will be familiar to those who have attended the conference before, although there is an emphasis on strategy in 2024 which will help to ‘refresh’ proceedings, according to Legion Scotland Chief Executive Dr Claire Armstrong OBE. 

There are other changes, too. For the first time in 20 years, the event is being hosted outside of Perth, with The Bridge – a new venue that is typically used to support education in the community – welcoming Legion Scotland’s members and supporters for the weekend. 

Representatives from branches and areas, alongside trustees, guests and presenters, will all join the conference. There are two motions for consideration this year, the details of which have been circulated ahead of time to allow people to discuss and formulate opinions. 

Among the key moments of the event will be the update from the National President and National Chair, as well as presentations from the Armed Forces, Scottish Veterans’ Commissioner and the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League (RCEL). 

However, through the voting, workshops and discussions, delegates should expect a through-line of strategic consideration, in particular how to futureproof Legion Scotland against the challenges it faces in the medium to long term. 

Outcomes from this year’s conference will be shared with all members in due course.