As a result of the COVID-19 situation we have decided to close the museum to the public from Tuesday 17 March at 4pm until further notice.
In the early morning of the 25 October 1854, a large Russian cavalry force of nearly 2,500 men were on the road to the Crimean city of Balaklava.
The Battle of Minden was a decisive engagement during the Seven Years War, fought on 1 August 1759.
THE WESTERN FRONT WAY – VIA SACRA, a grand and unifying vision for the future of commemoration. Lt Col (Retd) Andrew Gillespie RA “A small group of determined and like-minded people can change the course of history.” Mahatma Gandhi. For those of you into signage, there is a new kid on the block.
During the French-Indian War in North America, General Abercromby took charge of the expedition against the French at Fort Ticonderoga on the 8th July 1758, with a force of 15,390 men, including 6337 Regular soldiers. The 42nd (Black Watch) were part of the regular force. Fort Ticonderoga was surrounded on three sides by water with
Cameronian Day The origin of The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) is absolutely unique within the British army as the basis of their founding was purely religious. Its history can be traced back to The Cameronian Regiment (1689) and the 90th Perthshire Light Infantry (1794). Under the Army reforms of 1881 both Regiments were merged to form
Royal Scots Day The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment), once known as the Royal Regiment of Foot, was the oldest and most senior infantry regiment of the line of the British Army, having been raised in 1633 during the reign of King Charles I of Scotland. The Regiment existed continuously until 2006. In 1661, the Regiment was summoned back
The Royal Regiment of Scotland Formation Day – 28 March 2006 On 28 March 2006, The Royal Regiment of Scotland was formed when the six surviving regular and two territorial regiments of Scottish Infantry were amalgamated. Today the Regiment is made up of four regular battalions, one regular incremental company and 2 reserve battalions. The Regiment
In October 2018 the Museum employed a Learning Officer (Sharon Beck) to deliver a joint education programme that would represent the history and collections of all 3 regimentals museums in Edinburgh Castle (The Royal Scots Museum, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum and the Museum of The Royal Regiment of Scotland respectively). Since the beginning
From January 1 2019, The Museum of The Royal Regiment of Scotland will take over the ownership of the 51st Highland Division and Ross Bequest Trust website. The Royal Regiment of Scotland is fiercely proud of a history which extends back to 1633 and it continues to maintain important golden-thread links with its antecedent regiments, many of
Important Acquisition We are delighted to announce the recent acquisition of 3 portraits by the wonderfully talented Tom McKendrick. Tom is a Scottish artist who was born and raised in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire. In 2012 he decided to mark the approaching centenary of the First World War by painting one hundred portraits of men and
Recent additions to the museum collection include a large number of Taliban weapons (one example shown above) captured by members of 5 SCOTS in Afghanistan, an Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders side drum (see below) used by 5 SCOTS Pipes & Drums and a sample of the SCOTS prototype tartan that was proposed but never adopted.
Photograph taken by Kat Gollock We are delighted to announce that the Scottish Regimental Museums’ Collection, which the Museum of The Royal Regiment of Scotland forms a part, was awarded Nationally Significant Collection status by Museums Galleries Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government. The formal announcement was made by Fiona Hyslop (MSP) at a ceremony
The Museum Collection continues to grow and recent acquisitions include a camouflage shirt worn by Lt Col Nicholas Calder MC during Op HERRICK 8, a Vallon mine detector damaged by an IED blast during Op HERRICK 13 and a horse rug worn by the Regimental Mascot Cruachan IV. If you have any objects that relate to
We are delighted to announce that the Museum was awarded Full Accreditation Status by Museums Galleries Scotland on the 20th of April 2017. Achieving Accreditation means the Museum has met nationally agreed standards for museums in the United Kingdom. It also means that the Museum can now access a wide range of grants and funding that