"Here is a photo of four brothers, all dressed
in Royal Scots' uniforms. The photo was taken in August 1939 at Jerome's
studio, 79 Leith Street."
The Royal Scots were also known, at various
times, by the nicknames:
- 'Pontius Pilates Bodyguard'.
- 'The Green Brigade'
- 'First of the Line' and
- 'Hebron's Regiment.'
The Scots Guards
The Royal Scots
I mistakenly referred to this Regiment as the 'Royal Scots
Guards' when I added this page to the web site yesterday, and telling me
that there was no such Regiment.
In fact, I should have referred to the Regiment as 'The
Royal Scots', and I've now done that above.
" 'The Royal Scots' are known as:
- 'Pontius Pilate's Bodyguard'
- 'First of Foot' and
- 'Right of Line''
The Royal Scots are the oldest
Regiment of Foot in the British Army."
Terry McGuire, Coventry, Warwickshire, England
: Message posted in EdinPhoto
Guestbook: October 24, 2014
The four brothers in this photo are the Sneddon
brothers. They used to live in the High Street, Edinburgh, part of
the Royal Mile, Edinburgh.
- Bill, my Dad
High Street Buskers
"The Sneddon family helped run Stewart's Bar in
Drummond Street, for a while. Auntie Bella (Hope) (a sister) was a
popular barmaid in the Wee Windaes.
We know little of their time in the High
Street, except they busked a bit, they all had braw voices and put on little
shows in and around the High Street, for donations of course.
Norrie Sneddon, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland:
October 21+23, 2014