On the 18th of June at 11am the Royal British Legion Scotland will mark its 100th Birthday.

On that day in 1921 at 11am at St Cuthbert’s Church, Kings Stable Road in Edinburgh, the first Unity Conference was held. A collaboration of likeminded ex-service organisations guided by the passion and drive of our Founder Field Marshall Earl Haig. Earl Haig had worked tirelessly since the end of the War to ensure those who survived and fought to re establish themselves in civilian life were welcomed back and provided with the support they needed.

The British Legion was born and began vital work required in the aftermath of the First World War, work which has continued for 100 years.

You can join us for a live broadcast on the 18th of June at 11am for the official wreath laying at St Cuthbert's Church and more information on the upcoming centenary period https://www.facebook.com/LegionScotland

As wreaths are laid in Edinburgh, more than 100 will be laid across Scotland simultaneously by Legion Branches and members of the general public.  The nationwide interest for this so far has been fantastic and we are delighted to have so many involved.

We are encouraging everyone who is participating to get photos and/or a short video to mark the occasion and send them in to [email protected] as soon as they can afterwards.

If you haven't been able to purchase a wreath for the 18th of June but would still like to order one for use this year, you can order from the Lady Haig Poppy Factory online  https://www.ladyhaigspoppyfactory.org.uk/ alternatively you can call them on 0131 550 1573 or email [email protected] Just make sure and ask for the RBLS100 Wreath when ordering.

We look forward to launching our centenary year with our members and supporters across Scotland and will have many more exciting opportunities for everyone to get involved in our centenary activities in the coming months.