As the coldest months of the year are now upon us, we know it’s more important than ever to stay in contact with one another and to enjoy the solidarity and socialising that Legion Scotland can offer.

1.     Breakfast clubs 

Many of our clubs host regular breakfast events, where veterans and other members of the Armed Forces community or interested people can join each other for a warm meal and a chat. 

Recently, the Alness and Invergordon breakfast club got in touch to remind us about their monthly get-together. Held at the Station Hotel in Alness, the event welcomes all branches of the Armed Forces, as well as blue light services and the local Men’s Sheds group. December will also see a Christmas lunch served up. 

If you’d like to come along, contact Hugh Ross on 07841 035157 or call into the Station Hotel, which has the dates for all upcoming meetings. 

You can find your most local breakfast club through your branch, area representative, or social media. 

2.     Branch socials and activities 

Beyond the breakfast clubs, there are lots of other social events going on all the time. The best way to keep up to date with these is via your branch committee, or on local social media pages. Some clubs also have their own websites, which can be an invaluable resource for finding out about the latest goings-on. 

Among the upcoming Legion Scotland highlights are: a family ceilidh at Oldmeldrum club to raise money for its regeneration project, on 25 November; the regular live music nights at Thurso every Saturday evening; and the Christmas craft fayre at Montrose on 19 November between 12pm-4pm. 

If you’ve planned an upcoming event, or have enjoyed an event recently, let us know by emailing [email protected] 

You might also be interested in the Legion Scotland Christmas Carol Service, which will take place at 4pm on 17 December at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh. It’s a great opportunity for members to come together for a service of thanks, complete with nine lessons and nine carols. This year’s event is being supported by the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland and the Opera East Lothian Chorus. 

3.     Contact Head Office 

If you need assistance from Head Office, including the Veterans Community Support Service (VCSS), then please do get in touch. We are here to help.

Each month, around 180 people contact the VCSS for health or mental wellbeing assistance, financial advice, or pension support. You can read more about how the service works here.