How Hawick found new energy and success 

We’ve heard from several committee members in Hawick to learn more about some of their recent activities and events. It’s been a moment of transitional change for the branch, with local stalwart Brian McLeod taking a step back and new committee members coming up with creative ideas to connect with veteran organisations in the town. 

Getting started with your family tree 

There are lots of wonderful resources and websites out there for people interested in their family history or the military past. However, it’s not always easy to know where to look or how to get started. We’ve put together a handy guide to boost your genealogy journey, in the hopes that you will be able to make the most of the digital archives. 

Highlights from our branches and the Women’s Section 

This issue has updates from across the organisation, including a calendar of events, branch news stories, a report from the Women’s Section, and a look ahead to the Annual Conference.

We always love hearing about what’s been happening in branches, so please do continue to send in your stories to [email protected] 

Meet the trustees 

Last year, we ran a feature introducing all the members of staff working at Legion Scotland HQ. We’ve kept the tradition going, but this time it’s our trustees who find themselves in the spotlight. 

Covering all our area representative trustees, as well as the National Chairman, Vice Chairman and Treasurer, the article will help to connect you with the members of the board who can represent you and help to shape our organisation. 

Looking to the future with the new Scottish Veterans Commissioner 

Susie Hamilton, who was appointed as the Scottish Veterans Commissioner last year, sat down with Legion Scotland Today for an exclusive interview to discuss her ambitions and reveal how she would engage with the Armed Forces community. 

“I’m on the veterans’ side,” she said. “I’m for veterans; they’re my people and I speak for veterans, and I will always stand up for them when it comes to government decisions or policy decisions. It is so important to have that independent voice.” 

Legion Scotland Today is published twice a year and sent to all members of the Royal British Legion Scotland. Find out more here.