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Lord Provost proud to welcome Scotland's soldiers safely back from operations

Published: 4 October 2018

Glasgow's Lord Provost, will welcome Scotland's regiment back to the city on Saturday 6 October at a Homecoming Parade.

The Lord Provost, in her capacity as Lord Lieutenant, will take The Salute as hundreds of soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (formerly the Royal Highland Fusiliers) march past the City Chambers with bayonets fixed, drums beating and colours flying.

They'll be led by Lieutenant Colonel DC Close, Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion, 2 SCOTS. The parade will begin at Holland Street at 11.30 am and conclude at the City Chambers at noon.

Lord Provost Eva Bolander will be joined on the dais in George Square by General Bob Bruce, Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Scotland (2 SCOTS).

The Lord Provost said: "I'm proud to welcome our brave servicemen and women back to Glasgow and I'm sure our citizens will join me in paying their deepest respects to them, having recently returned from Iraq, South Sudan and Cyprus. I can't praise them highly enough for their professionalism and courage."

A civic reception will follow in the City Chambers where the Lord Provost, in her role as Lord Lieutenant will present  Operational Service Medals to: Captain Torrance, Lance Corporal Crawford, Lance Corporal Gonsalves, Fusilier Campbell and Fusilier Donaldson.

Glasgow's Homecoming Parade is one of three being held in Scotland this week by 2 SCOTS to thank families, friends and well-wishers across the nation for the support they received during their recent tours of Iraq, South Sudan and Cyprus.

They'll be joined by their regimental mascot, Shetland Pony, Cruachan IV, the Pipes and Drums of the 2nd Battalion and the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Published: 4 October 2018

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