18th June 2015 – An important day in history today. The 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The 91st (Argyllshire Highlanders) Regiment of Foot were there with Wellington and his allies to ensure the defeat of Bonaparte.
Along with the 93rd Highland Regiment, the 91st (Argyllshire Highlanders) Regiment of Foot were renamed 1st Battalion The Princess Louise’s (Argyll and Sutherland) Highlanders in 1881.
One day’s service, a lifetime of support.
|Argyll & Bute Branch|
|Who we are:||We are the Argyll & Bute Branch of The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help.
The Association is the national charity helping and supporting those who serve in our Armed Forces, those you used to serve and the families of both.
We have specially trained volunteers who provide help in all manner of situations. Anyone who approaches us is treated with sensitivity, respect and absolute confidentiality.
|Where we are:||The Branch covers Argyll, Bute, Cowal, Islay, Jura, Kintyre, Lorn & Mull.|
|Who we help:|
|One day’s paid service in any of our Armed Forces is all that is needed for you and your dependants to be eligible for assistance from SSAFA Forces Help.
This includes anyone who did National Service as well as members and former members of the Reserve Forces (who are eligible under slightly different rules).Close relatives, widows, widowers and divirced partners of the person who served are also often eligible.
|What we do:|
|We take action, on request, whenever there is hardship, loneliness or need.The help we give varies enormously; from financial assistance – such as paying a heating bill for a widow or assistance with the costs of household effects – to help for children with additional needs, to emotional support for the lonely, ill or bereaved.
In all cases, the criterion for our assistance is need and our support and advice are completely confidential.
|Do you need help?||If you think that you could be eligible for our help please get in touch by telephone or e-mail, or if you know someone who may need our assistance, please contact us or tell them about us.|
|How you can help us:If you would like to join us as a volunteer – doing casework, administration, publicity or fund-raising – please get in touch.
Full training is provided and all expenses are refunded. We look forward to meeting you.
|The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association – Forces Help
The national charity supporting those who serve in our Armed Forces, those who used to serve and the families of both.
|The Argyll & Bute Branch of SSAFA Forces Help have representatives in Bute, Cowal, Islay & Jura, Kintyre, Lorn (Oban area),
Mid Argyll (Lochgilphead area) and Mull.
|Argyll & Bute Contact Details:
01416 133 002
All communication will be treated in the strictest confidence and directed towards a SSAFA case worker in the area concerned.
If you’re unable to reach us, you can contact Forcesline on 0800 731 4880 between the hours of 09:00 and 17:30, Monday – Friday. If you need immediate help any other time, please contact Veteran’s Gateway on 0808 802 1212.
19 Queen Elizabeth Street
London SE1 2LP
Telephone: 0845 1300975
|Registered Charity No. 210760 Est 1885
Registered Charity (Scotland) No. SC038056
On this day we should take a moment to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
Why not visit the Argyll & Sutherland Highlander Museum at Stirling Castle.
Argyll and Bute (Earra-Ghaidheal agus Bòd in Gaelic, is both one of 32 unitary council areas; and a Lieutenancy area in Scotland. The administrative centre for the council area is located in Lochgilphead.
Argyll and Bute covers the second largest administrative area of any Scottish council. Including islands, there are over 3,000miles (4,800 km) of coastline, and this is claimed to be more than for the whole of France.
The council area adjoins those of Highland, Perth and Kinross, Stirling and West Dunbartonshire. Its border runs through Loch Lomond.
The present council area was created in 1996, when it was carved out of the Strathclyde region, which was a two-tier local government region of 19 districts, created in 1975. Argyll and Bute merged together the existing Argyll and Bute district and one ward of the Dumbarton district. The Dumbarton ward, called ‘Helensburgh and Lomond’, included the burgh of Helensburgh and consisted of an area to the west of Loch Lomond, north of the Firth of Clyde and mostly east of Loch Long.
The council area can be described also by reference to divisions of the counties which were abolished in 1975. The council area includes most of the county of Argyll (Argyll minus the Morvern area, north of Mull, which became become part of the Highland region in 1975), part of the county of Bute (the Isle of Bute) and part of the county of Dunbartonshire (the Helensburgh and Lomond ward).
The later scenes of the 1963 James Bond film From Russia with Love were filmed around the lochs and hills of Argyll and Bute.
The arms were granted on February 20, 1996.
The arms are largely based on that of the former District Council, with the only changes in the second quarter. The second quarter is again quartered with in the first quarter a black saltire is taken from the Clan Colquhoun, the second quarter is taken from the old district arms, the three mullets in the third quarter are taken from the arms of Helensburgh and the fourth quarter, the cross on the rocks, is taken from the arms of the Burgh of Cove & Kilcreggan.
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