Happy 90th birthday to the Royal British Legion Scotland

Fraserburgh Royal Britsh Legion pipe band
Fraserburgh Royal Britsh Legion pipe band

The British Legion Scotland is celebrating its 90th Birthday this year.

The group which is still very active today works closely with the Royal British legion and has over 200 branches and 44,000 members.

The British Legion was formed under Douglas Haig on June 18, 1921, for ex-servicemen and women when times were violent and has continued today to campaign on a wide range of issues.

The removal of income tax on war widows pensions and pardons for those executed in World War I are some of the successful campaigns the Legion has had.

While the group is known for public events, national events and the poppy appeal it is through local communities that the group are at their most active; organising dances,coach trips or just socialising.

Classic images of Legionnaires with blue and yellow standards can be seen at acts of remembrance and are common among local and national wreath-laying ceremonies.

The Fraserburgh Royal British Legion pipe band has had success this week competing in the Strathmore Highland Games where they were award 4th place.

The local pipe band had also competed in the North of Scotland Championship at Turriff on the 4th of June and has a busy schedule ahead of them. They will enter the Hazelhead games in Aberdeen on the 19th of June before taking part in the British Championships in Annan the following weekend.