Ancre Somme Association (Scotland)


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Testimonials and Support

Headmaster/children at Balbardie Primary School, Bathgate

Headmaster/children Low Port Primary School, Linlithgow

Robin Thomson Curriculum teacher at Broxburn Academy

MSP's cross party support for ASA Scotland motion to Scottish Parliament

Maj Gary Tait Chairman McCraes Battalion Trust

West Lothian Council Provost Tom Kerr

Depute Provost Dave King

Provost of Falkirk Council William Buchanan

Leader of West Lothian Council Lawrence Fitzpatrick

West Lothian Lord Lt Isobel Brydie 2016

West Lothian Lord Lt Ms Moira Niven MBE 2017

West Lothian Veterans Champion Cllr Alex Davidson

Leader of Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie

Leader of Scottish Labour Party Kezia Dugdale

Leader of Conservatives and Unionist Party Ruth Davidson

ASA Patron Lt Col Ant Maher

ASA Patron MSP Alexader Stewart MBE

Letters of support from St. Kentigerns Academy & Whitburn Academy, West Lothian 2018





Broxburn Academy was both honoured and delighted to be asked to participate on Saturday 22 October 2016 in the Commemoration of the 100th anniversary marking the end of the Battle of the Somme. The Ancre Somme Association's event held in Linlithgow Burgh Halls, St Michael's Church gave S4 pupil, Robyn Beckett the opportunity to share her recent success as the winner of a national poetry competition about WW1 events with a reading of her poem 'Living Nightmare' by West Lothian Provost Tom Kerr. Another S6 pupil, Sam Malone, recited and sang two extracts from the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, 'Far from Ypres' in which he appeared, accompanied by the show's producer, Liz Reid.


Broxburn Academy has close links with the Army Cadet detachment in the town as a result of the Uniformed Services and Leadership courses which are offered to pupils in the school. A group of Army Cadets were therefore also present on Saturday and were given the honour of participating alongside military veterans commemorating on behalf of the Ancre Somme Association. Lauren Berriman and Amir Khan read out the names of two soldiers who fell in the Somme and later shared how touched they both felt by being asked to participate in this way, 'It was a real privilege to be a part of such an important event remembering the men who died' Jack Langlands, a standard bearer for the event remarked 'I felt so proud & it was really the highlight of my time to date as a cadet'


Robin Thomson

Principal Teacher Curriculum

Additional Support Needs

Head of House, (Buchan)

Broxburn Academy

Cardross Rd

EH52 6AG

Tel. 01506 28230


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