The Cameronian 'Commemorative' Roundabout - South Lanarkshire,
South Lanarkshire commemorates The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
The 'Cameronian' Roundabout at Winston Barracks near Lanark
On the 10th November South Lanarkshire did us the great honour of naming the roundabout which marks the spot at Winstson Barracks where lay our Depot through which many a Cameronian passed into service for Queen and Country. The Barrack Block is now converted into flats and the one time Sergeants mess is now a private house.
This tribute to the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) is part of Lanark Community Development Trust's Cameronian Memorial heritage project. The recent unveiling of the 'Cameronian Roundabout' took place in the presence of members of The Cameronians Friends and Family Association, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and Lanark Community Development Trust as well as local councillors and representatives from local churches.
Brian A S Leishman
Photo of Commemoration service - courtesy of Carluke Gazette
The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in the First World War
Memorial Exhibition at Low Parks Museum, Hamilton
Tuesday 6 to Sunday 18 November 2018
November 2018 marks the centenary of the signing of the WW1 Armistice. Using specially selected photographs from the regimental collection of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) this new exhibition at Low Parks Museum in Hamilton highlights the part played by the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) regiment in the First World War.
While no exhibition can ever do justice to the countless deeds of bravery and sacrifices of those who served, but it is hoped this display of photographs will help highlight the part played by Lanarkshire’s local infantry regiment – The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
For more information click here - New-exhibition-to-mark-100th-Anniversary-of-the-Armistice
NOTE: As part of our special events to mark this important anniversary, local artist Allison Smith, whose grandfather served with The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) during in the First World War, has collaborated with primary and secondary schools across South Lanarkshire to produce a temporary display at Low Parks Museum.
You can view this Temporary Cameronians Exhibition between the 6th to the 18th of November.
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 50th Anniversary
The Regimental Trust was wound up in 2015 and with it all vestiges of and formal links with the Regiment, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), ended.
(NOTE: see Disbandment article by PRG, Windsor April 2010)
The Cameronians, the 26th of Foot were raised on 14 May 1689. The Perthshire Light Infantry, the 90th of Foot were raised in 1794 and joined with the Cameronians in 1881 to form The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).
Ex Cameronians will no doubt individually or in groups wish to take part in commemorative events but they will do so as private individuals and do not and will not represent the Regiment in any formal way.
The Regimental Collection of artefacts and archives is in the ownership of South Lanarkshire Council (SLC). All questions regarding the Regiment or anyone who served in it should be addressed to SLC at the `Museum' - see: www.sllccameronians.co.uk
Major Brian A S Leishman MBE - Chairman
Major John Craig TD DL
Major Ian D Farquharson
Major J Guy Maxwell TD
Major Philip R Grant - Hon Secretary & Treasurer
See the Address by Major Philip Grant - delivered the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Disbandment of the Ist Battalion at St Brides Church, Douglas, 11th May 2008
Brief History - http://www.cameronians.org/brief-history/
The Disbandment - http://www.cameronians.org/brief-history/index.html#disbanding
ON THE 13TH MAY 2018
The Cameronians (SR) and Family Members Organisation celebrated the 50th Anniversary of disbandment at Douglas.
Additional Photos available at Cameronians Friends & Family Association (Spanglefish)
ON THE 14TH MAY 2018
The Officers celebrated the 50th Anniversary of disbandment at Edinburgh.
Pictures courtesy Mrs Ruth Murray - additional pictures at Scottish Field (July Edition)
Further information and photos can be found at the following links:
The Cameronian Friends & Families Association
Cameronian Day 2018
Major W A L Rodger - Funeral on Thursday 9th August
It is with great sadness that I have to report the recent demise of Bill Rodger after a short illness.
His funeral will be held at Blantyre Crematorium at 1015am on Thursday, 9th August,
Brian A S Leishman MBE
Disbandment article by P.R.G posted on August 16th.
This article explains in details some of the events and mis-information surrounding the disbandment of The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).