The Companions in Scotland, of whom there are nearly 100, carry out a variety of regular charitable and religious activities stretching the 300 miles from Wick (Caithness) to Duns (Berwickshire), and many places in between!
We have regular charitable activities in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Coatbridge, St. Andrews and Wick. These include helping at soup kitchens; hosting meals and parties for the marginalised; visiting old people’s homes to provide companionship; providing First Aid services at public events in remote areas, and more.
Regular religious activities include Compline services in St. Andrews and in Edinburgh. The Companions are also welcome at the Order in Scotland’s annual Day of Recollection, Investiture Mass & Reception, Requiem Mass, and history lecture.
In 2019 we delivered over 500 Christmas clothing parcels, thanks to our partnership with Primark, in Duns, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Elgin, Banff and Inverness.
There’s also our big party of the year – The Knight’s Ball – held in Edinburgh every April, with 100s of people of all ages attending. This is also our biggest fundraising event of the year and is always great fun.
Since 2019 we have published a quarterly newsletter to keep our Companions in touch with what is happening – worth a read!
If you’re interested in helping out with any of the different projects taking place, have a look at our Facebook pages (Companions of the Order of Malta – Scotland; Companions of the Order of Malta – Edinburgh; Companions of the Order of Malta – St Andrews) or get in touch with Thomas Steuart Fothringham (Convener of the Companions in Scotland) to be put in touch with your local organiser-in -chief!
Huge individual thanks also to Caroline, Tommy, Bryan, Louise, Mark, Margaret, Liam H, Anne, Michael, Sangeeta, Melissa, Father Keenan, Sophie, Sean, Anthony, Olivia and the Glasgow University SVDP Group. Also, of course, many thanks to Ann and the staff of Sauchiehall St Pret-a-Manger, Luca and the staff of Queen St Pret-a-Manger, Paul and the staff of the Gordon St Eat. and Melanie and the staff of the Sauchiehall St Eat.
If you’re interested in becoming a Companion, or simply hearing our news and supporting all our work nationwide, please contact Thomas Steuart Fothringham.