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Bula! – Fiji Day 2022

Bula! - Fiji Day 2022

What an outstanding turn out and a truly amazing day we all had on Saturday 8th October for our Fijian Veterans and families. Thanks to them and Maj Tony Ronaldson of 2 SCOTS the event went without a hitch. The traditional outfits, singing and dancing were simply awesome. Ian had the privilege of being guest of honour along with Tony at the traditional Kava ceremony and the food was tasty and plentiful. A big thank you also to everyone who turned up from our partner organisations to showcase what they do to support Commonwealth Veterans and their families.
We are looking forward to next year’s Fiji Day and if it is half as successful as this one, then it will be hard to beat!

Rock 4 Remembrance

Rock 4 Remembrance

Join us on 12th November 2022
**TICKETS AVAILABLE**
Raffle prizes currently include:
Remembrance plaque from Florys
Chateaubriand and Merlot for 2 at the Pier Brasserie (menu price £116)
Limited edition Whisky society malt (worth £95)
Lunch for 2 at RSC (worth £44)
£30 voucher for Down the Hatch and
8 bottles of spirits

An Audience with Colin Maclachlan

An Audience with Colin Maclachlan

On Tuesday 2nd November we were privileged to host ex SAS veteran Colin Maclachlan in the centre. This was another huge success for LVC. Many thanks to Colin for his amazing stories and insight into the work of the Special Forces. It was a thoroughly insightful evening had by all.

Hooray For Victory – Street Party

Hooray For Victory - Street Party

With a brilliant pipe band, live music with Charlie Gorman singing some WW2 favourites, some natty vintage outfits, tons of food and lashings of bunting and no lashing rain, Lothians Veterans Centres Victory Street Party was a massive hit. Big thanks to all who came along to make it such a memorable day!

VICTORY STREET PARTY – SATURDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER

VICTORY STREET PARTY - SATURDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER

Despite COVID’s best efforts to scupper our 75th Anniversary VE Day celebrations 2 years ago, Lothians Veterans Centre is, at long last, now able to have a ‘wartime themed’ VICTORY STREET PARTY for veterans and their immediate family members! And…what better year to have it, than the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year!
The party will take place outside the centre on Saturday 3rd September. It will start at 12pm and finish around 3pm. There will be tea, cakes, sandwiches and more. We will have music, and our very own Charlie Gorman from Music in Hospitals & Care, will be singing some of the old songs from back in the day. We will also have the Mayfield and Easthouses Pipe Band to kick off proceedings. There will be raffles and activities for the kiddies and some games. You are encouraged to come along dressed in wartime attire too!!
This is a ticketed event, but tickets are FREE for veterans and their immediate family members. You can get your tickets from the centre.

Sailing With Port Edgar Watersports

Sailing With Port Edgar Watersports

Fantastic sailing trip despite a little bit of drama on the night on the River Forth: a rescue at sea!! Ok that might be pushing it -one of the Hunter 707s snapped the forestay which made it unable to get back in, so the second Hunter had to go back in and Sammy got the rib out to tow the other boat back – and it was blowing a bit! But Evie and Sammy of Port Edgar Watersports were calm and brilliant and it was a real adventure!! BZ Sammy and Evie.