Start of the regiment

Raised in Edinburgh

18th March 1689

Rich in history

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Welcome to the King’s Own Scottish Borderers


Our museum contains archives of the regiment from over the years. We can provide research at a cost related to the amount of time spent.


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Find out more about up and coming Association current events, past events and news.


A photographic record from 1689 until yesterday.

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1708, 2017

Job Opportunity Duns Castle

1708, 2017

Laidlaw VC Commemorative Service

Borderers, A service of commemoration for Piper Daniel Laidlaw VC KOSB (The Piper of Loos) will be held at the [...]

1708, 2017

The Regimental Calendar 2017

REGIMENTAL EVENTS 2017 as at 16th of  August 2017 (New events and updates in "RED") JANUARY Thursday 26th - Cenotaph Parade [...]

1608, 2017

The Scotland’s War Quilting Exhibition

The Scotland’s War Quilting Exhibition The KOSB Regimental Museum is delighted to host the World War One quilting exhibition, Scotland’s [...]

608, 2017

RRS Bulletin 21 – Jobs

608, 2017

Invitation from the Malaya Veterans

The KOSB Malaya Veterans (1955-1958) Invite All Members, Friends and Family of the KOSB Association to their Annual Reunion. To be held [...]

608, 2017

CSM John Skinner VC DCM KOSB

Borderers, The Lord Provost of Glasgow will be hosting the unveiling of a commemorative paving stone to Company Sergeant Major [...]

308, 2017

Passchendaele and Berwick

Borderers, Please find below a link to a 4 minute film clip about Passchendaele , some of which was filmed at [...]

108, 2017


Dear Borderers, As your President, I send you and your families my warmest greetings on Minden Day, when we commemorate [...]

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A brief history

The Regiment was created in 1689 as a crisis measure for the defence of Edinburgh against the Jacobites. The Regiment was recruited “by beat of drum” along the Royal Mile (the High Street in the Old Town) of the City of Edinburgh in the record time of two hours with men flocking to join the Earl of Leven to safeguard their city. In 2006 under changes delivered by the Future Infantry Structure the Regiment became part of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

We welcome you most warmly to the site and hope you will learn more about us and our proud soldiers who have served their Regiment and their country for over 317 years.