Photo Caption:- "Porridge Inspection! !" David Peters of Legion Scotland inspects the porridge of the unsuspecting Rompas family from Paris, France at Edinburgh Castle today! Everyone who attends the big screen televised Anzac and Gallipoli Parade on Saturday is to to receive a bowl of porridge on the Castle Esplanade!


ANZAC INSPIRED PORRIDGE FOR GALLIPOLI COMMEMORATION

Porridge inspired by ANZAC biscuits will be served up to the crowds attending The Royal British Legion Scotland’s (Legion Scotland) commemorative event at Edinburgh Castle at 7.45am on Saturday (April 25th) to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War Gallipoli Campaign.
The service will recognise the contribution of Scottish units involved in the campaign, part of Legion Scotland’s annual ANZAC Day Service, the national day of remembrance to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli.
Royal Mile Cafe at the top of the Royal Mile will be serving up free porridge to members of the public after watching the ceremony being held in the Scottish National War Memorial inside Edinburgh Castle, live on a large screen on the Castle Esplanade. 
Owner of Royal Mile Cafe, Carina Contini, commented:
“To mark Saturday’s commemoration, we’re adapting our porridge recipe picking out some of the tastes from New Zealand and Australia’s much loved ANZAC biscuit. So alongside Scottish oats we will have coconut and golden syrup. 
“Anyone is welcome to attend the Esplanade and we’re proud to support Legion Scotland at this event.  Hopefully we can send veterans and spectators home feeling warmed and appreciated.” 
Those claiming a free porridge should take the ANZAC Commemorations programme, being handed out by Cadets on the Esplanade, to the Royal Mile Cafe.  A donation of £1 is suggested to support Legion Scotland, Scotland’s biggest membership veterans charity.
Kevin Gray MM, CEO of Legion Scotland said, “We are very grateful to the Royal Mile Cafe for supporting this significant event. I hope that people from across the United Kingdom and overseas will join us on Saturday to spend a little time reflecting on the sacrifices made by troops and in paying our respects at the commemoration before picking up their free ANZAC porridge. ”
Notes to Editors
1.       As a truly national charity and the largest ex-service membership charity Legion Scotland works at the heart of the veterans’ community with around 170 branches, 70 clubs, and over 33,000 members from Lerwick to Dumfries in locations ranging from the capital city to rural villages.
2.       Legion Scotland hosts major national events during Remembrance Week in the Capital and hundreds more around Scotland. The charity works with young people to encourage education about remembrance through its national primary schools competition.
3.       The Scottish Commemorations Panel was appointed by the Scottish Government in 2013 to recommend a programme of events to commemorate the centenary of World War One.  The Panel was tasked with creating a programme of events that would honour the sacrifice of Scottish servicemen and women, reflect on the global impact on WW1 and on the domestic impact of the war during 1914-1918.  By balancing remembrance with encouraging a spirit of research and inquiry (through education and genealogy), the aim is to leave a lasting legacy.
4.       For more information on 2015 commemoration events visit the website http://www.scotland.org/whats-on/ww100scotland/
5.       For more information on Legion Scotland visit the website www.legionscotland.org.uk
 
 
 
 
 
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ANZAC INSPIRED PORRIDGE FOR GALLIPOLI COMMEMORATION

Porridge inspired by ANZAC biscuits will be served up to those attending  Legion Scotland’s commemorative event at Edinburgh Castle at 7.45am on Saturday April 25th to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War Gallipoli Campaign.

Held in the Scottish National War Memorial inside Edinburgh Castle, the service is part of Legion Scotland’s annual ANZAC Day Service, the national day of remembrance to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli. It will also recognise the contribution of Scottish units involved in the campaign.

Members of the public can watch the service live on a large screen on the Castle Esplanade, before enjoying some free porridge courtesy of the Cannonball Restaurant at the top of the Royal Mile.

Photo Caption:- "Porridge Inspection! !" David Peters of Legion Scotland inspects the porridge of the unsuspecting Dickson family from Boston USA at Edinburgh Castle today! Everyone who attends the big screen televised Anzac and Gallipoli Parade on Saturday is to to receive a bowl of porridge on the Castle Esplanade! Pictured are Ian Spence and David Peters, Standard Bearers for Legion Scotland. ANZAC INSPIRED PORRIDGE FOR GALLIPOLI COMMEMORATION Porridge inspired by ANZAC biscuits will be served up to the crowds attending The Royal British Legion ScotlandÕs (Legion Scotland) commemorative event at Edinburgh Castle at 7.45am on Saturday (April 25th) to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War Gallipoli Campaign. The service will recognise the contribution of Scottish units involved in the campaign, part of Legion ScotlandÕs annual ANZAC Day Service, the national day of remembrance to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli. Royal Mile Cafe at the top of the Royal Mile will be serving up free porridge to members of the public after watching the ceremony being held in the Scottish National War Memorial inside Edinburgh Castle, live on a large screen on the Castle Esplanade.  Owner of Royal Mile Cafe, Carina Contini, commented: ÒTo mark SaturdayÕs commemoration, weÕre adapting our porridge recipe picking out some of the tastes from New Zealand and AustraliaÕs much loved ANZAC biscuit. So alongside Scottish oats we will have coconut and golden syrup.  ÒAnyone is welcome to attend the Esplanade and weÕre proud to support Legion Scotland at this event.  Hopefully we can send veterans and spectators home feeling warmed and appreciated.Ó  Those claiming a free porridge should take the ANZAC Commemorations programme, being handed out by Cadets on the Esplanade, to the Royal Mile Cafe.  A donation of £1 is suggested to support Legion Scotland, ScotlandÕs biggest membership veterans charity. Kevin Gray MM
Ian Spence and David Peters, Standard Bearers for Legion Scotland, inspect the porridge of the unsuspecting Dickson family from Boston USA at Edinburgh Castle

Owner of Cannonball Restaurant, Carina Contini, commented:

“To mark Saturday’s commemoration, we’re adapting our porridge recipe picking out some of the tastes from Australia’s much loved ANZAC biscuit. So alongside Scottish oats we will have coconut and golden syrup.

“Anyone is welcome to attend the Esplanade and we’re proud to support Legion Scotland at this event.  Hopefully we can send veterans and spectators home feeling warmed and appreciated.”

Photo Caption:- Thieving Legionaires! David Peters (C) and Ian Spence (L) of Legion Scotland couldn't wait to get their hands on the Anzac porridge from Grace Carreon and Joe Jones of Contini in Edinburgh.  Everyone who attends the big screen televised Anzac and Gallipoli Parade on Saturday is et to receive a bowl of porridge on the castle esplanade! Pictured are Ian Spence and David Peters, Standard Bearers for Legion Scotland. ANZAC INSPIRED PORRIDGE FOR GALLIPOLI COMMEMORATION Porridge inspired by ANZAC biscuits will be served up to the crowds attending The Royal British Legion ScotlandÕs (Legion Scotland) commemorative event at Edinburgh Castle at 7.45am on Saturday (April 25th) to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War Gallipoli Campaign. The service will recognise the contribution of Scottish units involved in the campaign, part of Legion ScotlandÕs annual ANZAC Day Service, the national day of remembrance to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli. Royal Mile Cafe at the top of the Royal Mile will be serving up free porridge to members of the public after watching the ceremony being held in the Scottish National War Memorial inside Edinburgh Castle, live on a large screen on the Castle Esplanade.  Owner of Royal Mile Cafe, Carina Contini, commented: ÒTo mark SaturdayÕs commemoration, weÕre adapting our porridge recipe picking out some of the tastes from New Zealand and AustraliaÕs much loved ANZAC biscuit. So alongside Scottish oats we will have coconut and golden syrup.  ÒAnyone is welcome to attend the Esplanade and weÕre proud to support Legion Scotland at this event.  Hopefully we can send veterans and spectators home feeling warmed and appreciated.Ó  Those claiming a free porridge should take the ANZAC Commemorations programme, being handed out by Cadets on the Esplanade, to the Royal Mile Cafe.  A donation of £1 is suggested to support Legion Scotland, ScotlandÕs biggest membersh
David Peters and Ian Spence of Legion Scotland couldn’t wait to get their hands on the Anzac porridge from Grace Carreon and Joe Jones of Contini in Edinburgh.

 

 

Those claiming a free porridge should take the ANZAC Commemorations programme, being handed out by Cadets on the Esplanade, to Cannonball Restaurant.  A donation of £1 is suggested to support Legion Scotland, Scotland’s biggest membership veterans charity.