Museum of The Royal Regiment of Scotland

The Museum was officially opened on 29 May 2014 and is currently co-located with The Royal Scots Museum in historic Edinburgh Castle. This means that the story of the oldest regiment in the British Army, The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment), sits alongside the story of the youngest Scottish regiment, The Royal Regiment of Scotland, under one roof. The Museum exists to preserve, and make accessible, the story of The Royal Regiment of Scotland.



Our display tells the story of The Royal Regiment of Scotland since its formation in 2006 and focuses on two main themes; an operational theme which uses the strapline ‘Courage under Fire’ to inform the public about the Regiment’s operational service in Northern Ireland, Iraq, Afghanistan and in support of the United Nations in Cyprus and a second theme that concentrates on ‘A Soldier’s Life’. The latter looks at training, sports, ceremonial duties and the other activities that offer a soldier opportunities to build team and leadership skills and develop fitness. The display is designed to showcase modern Scottish infantry soldiers who are the proud successors to Scotland’s world famous infantry regiments.


The Museum is situated in historic Edinburgh Castle and is open during the summer between 9.30 and 16.00 on weekdays and 09:30 and 17:30 on weekends. However, please note that these times can change at short notice. It’s always best to call or email us a few days ahead of your visit to avoid any possible disappointment. Visitors with an interest in specific items held in the collection, especially those not on permanent display, are advised to contact us well in advance (72 hours minimum) in order that appropriate arrangements can be made for viewing them.  This service can be arranged for most weekdays but not normally on weekends.

For up to date information on visiting Edinburgh Castle, entry costs, opening times and more please visit the official Edinburgh Castle website here.