Armed Forces Week in Midlothian
Each year the council recognises the start of Armed Forces Week by raising the Armed Forces Flag together with the Union Flag at the Town Hall. This is done in Penicuik rather than Dalkeith because “2 Scots” is based at Glencorse Barracks in the town.
The ceremony is attended by Midlothian’s Provost Cllr Peter Smaill who is presented with the Armed Forces flag by the Lord Lieutenant, Sir Robert Clerk.
Flags raised together
The Provost then requests the commanding officer of “2 Scots”, Major Angus Steele to raise the flag. Both flags are raised simultaneously and remain in place during the course of the week.