Parades for 
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soldiers are to take part in homecoming parades in the Lothians next week after returning from Afghanistan.

Troops from 1 Scots will march down the Royal Mile next Saturday before being granted the Freedom of the City.

They will also take part in a parade in Haddington.

Around 450 soldiers were deployed to Helmand in September, where they worked to train Afghan security forces.

Commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Ben Wrench said: “We are all looking forward to returning to Edinburgh.”