Tannadice scouts celebrate 100th year

Pictured is a photo of The Tannadice County Flag Patrol of 1932. Major Jock Neish is in the centre of the photo.
Pictured is a photo of The Tannadice County Flag Patrol of 1932. Major Jock Neish is in the centre of the photo.

Former members of the Tannadice Scout group are set to gather at a special reunion to celebrate the groups’ centenary year.

Members of both the Tannadice and Menmuir scouts are invited to the event, which will be held in early November.

Former scouts, from both groups, attend a yearly reunion on the first Sunday in November.

However this year’s reunion is a special commemorative one to mark the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Tannadice Scouts.

The reunion is set to take place on Sunday, November 3, at the Finavon Hotel.

The day starts at 2 p.m., and anyone wishing to attend the event should book a place by contacting Gordon Strachan on 01356 624789.

Available historical records relating to the Tannadice scout group has revealed that the group was launched by ‘Postie Johnston’ in June 1913.

The group, known now as 22nd Angus (Tannadice) Scouts, has inspired many young boys and girls throughout it’s long 100 year history.

The event is open to anyone who was either a Tannadice Scout or a Menmuir Scout.

A spokesperson for the event said: “Please come along and support the event.”

Menmuir Scouting group, which no longer exists, was launched in 1923 by Reverend Gregg, with Jock Neish taking over the group in 1927.

Former members of both the Tannadice and Menmuir scout groups receive a yearly update, called the ‘Tannadice and Menmuir Trials’.

The publication provides an update on what former scout members are now up to, along with nostalgic stories and pictures.

Started originally by former Scout Leader, Jock Neish, former members who were in the scouts under Jock have continued to create and distribute the magazine.

Members from both scout groups attended events held in 1957 and 2007 to mark 50 years and 100 years of the scouting movement.

The scouts are the UK’s biggest mixed volunteer-run youth organisation.

They are aimed at people aged between six to 25 years old and provide fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others.