Start of the regiment

Raised in Edinburgh

18th March 1689


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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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A photographic record from 1689 until yesterday.

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2303, 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 [...]

2303, 2017
2303, 2017

Iain Whiteley – Borderer and Marathon Runner

Gentlemen, In a few weeks time, I am intending to run my last marathon (London) - yes, really!! Using the [...]

2003, 2017


Dear Borderers and friends                20 March 2017 KOSB ASSOCIATION – PASSCHENDAELE 100 - SITREP 2 Thank you for committing to [...]

1803, 2017

This Evening on the High Street, Edinburgh,1689


903, 2017

Social Evening in Hawick

All Borderers very welcome to a social evening, organised by Hawick Branch of the British Legion, at the Exchange Bar [...]

803, 2017

Memories of CQMS WH Grimbaldeston VC

Memories of William Henry Grimbaldeston VC 19/9/89 – 13/8/59 I was born in 1950 so my memories of Grandad are [...]

403, 2017

The Late Sgt Jim Black – Fund Raising

Borderers, Lisa Black, daughter of the late Sgt Jim Black is raising funds in his memory and hopes to donate [...]

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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.