Edinburgh Exiles Association

The Edinburgh Exiles Association is an active partner with the Edinburgh March Riding Association Ltd, inviting and giving visit Edinburgh Exiles the chance to carry the Edinburgh Exiles Standard during the ceremony at the annual Edinburgh Riding of the Marches every September.

The Edinburgh Exiles Association has a total of 4 Ambassadors from England, Canada and New Zealand as follows:

England – Ian W Tough

Canada – John Hill & Nicole Watts

New Zealand, North Island – David McKinlay

The Edinburgh Exiles Banner

The 2017 Standard Bearer: Gemma Berry and Lady Busser: Doreen Berry

Past Edinburgh Exiles Standard Bearers

Above: (From left to right) Rt Hon Donald Wilson (then Lord Provost of Edinburgh), Outgoing Lord Provost & Major Cameron Hastie

2016 – Major Cameron Hastie from Somerset and his Lady Busser was Mrs Sonia Hastie

Above: (From left to right) The Blue Blanket, the City of Edinburgh Banner (Presented by 2015 Edinburgh Captain John Baxter), The Trained Bands of Edinburgh (or Town Companies) Orange Colour (colours of orange and blue with the City coat of arms in black and white) and the Edinburgh Exiles Flag held by Standard Bearer Sheila Collins)

2015 – Sheila Collins from Aurora, Ontario, Canada. Lady Busser: Elaine Brand

Above: (From left to right in foreground) Ian Wilson & Sheila Collins

2014 – Ian Wilson Tough from Crayford, Kent. Lady Busser: Sheila Collins

Above (Left photograph, from left to right): John Hill, Rt Hon Donald Wilson (then Lord Provost of Edinburgh) & Sheila Collins

Above (right photograph): John Hill, bearing the Edinburgh Exiles Banner at the Mercat Cross

2013 – John Hill from Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada

The migration of Scotland’s people over the centuries is of epic proportions. A good number of those emigrants would have settled in places such as India, China, Australia, Canada, The United States of America and South Africa. Places as far reaching as Argentina, Antarctica and Sri Lanka were made homes by many of the Scottish people.

Over 30 million people around the globe are Scottish descendants.  Today, a proportion of those descendants will have links more closely to the City of Edinburgh.  It is from this pool of individuals that the Edinburgh Exiles Association wishes to invite back to get involved and celebrate their heritage and their city!

If you have a family connection to the City of Edinburgh and will to participate, please contact: edinburghexiles@hotmail.com.