Dunfermline branch secretary Violet Roberts aged 69 has just got her first tattoo - of the Legion Scotland logo - to honour her late soldier husband.

Violet has been inked in memory of James, an Army reservist who passed away 12 years ago.

She registered his death on her birthday – June 21 – and has not celebrated it since then, but this year she decided to mark her birthday by getting our logo tattooed on her forearm in a bid to raise funds for Scotland's veterans!

Violet explained

“I am so proud to have got it done. Who knows, I may have the buzz now and get more done? My husband would be proud of me. He gets me through things and I’m sure he would love it."

“My dad, George Albert Aitchison, was in the Royal Navy for 30 years and fought at Dunkirk.

“Just the other day I met two Legion members from down south and they saw the tattoo and were over the moon. They thought it was such a great thing to do. The support I have received has been tremendous.”

Violet's husband James was in the Territorial Army and then he was on Dunfermline Legion Scotland committee for 9 years. 
Thank you so much to Violet for finding this brilliant way to raise vital funds that will go a long way in helping Scotland’s veterans - we can’t thank her enough for her continued support. Fundraising by our supporters and members is crucial to us continuing to provide our much-needed services. To donate to Violet's fundraising efforts please visit our Virgin Money Giving page. You can add in the comments section when donating that this is for Violet's fundraiser.