On 29 June, Armed Forces Day returns in the UK. Taking place, as always, on the last Saturday of June, it’s an opportunity for people to show their support and appreciation for the entire Armed Forces community, including cadets, those in active service, veterans, and their families. 

Some of this year’s events in Scotland happen a little earlier, including the flag-raising in Edinburgh. Representatives of Legion Scotland, as well as those from the Armed Forces, will unite for the ceremony at City Chambers on 17 June to kickstart a programme of activities. A few days later, on 22 June, the Armed Forces Day parade will take place in the City of Edinburgh. 

As usual, expect the parade led by the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland to wind along George Street before culminating in St Andrews Square, where there will be a mix of entertainment, refreshments and an address from the Lord Provost. The parade is expected to begin at around 10am, with proceedings concluding mid-afternoon. 

Official events have also been planned for Aberdeen (29 June), Ayr (22 June), Skelmorlie (30 June) and Kirknewton (29 June), the last of which is a dog show. 

You can get information on all the events, as well as on the wider Armed Forces Day initiative, here. 

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