Start of the regiment

Raised in Edinburgh

18th March 1689

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Rich in history

A unique experience

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Campaigns Include:

Gallipoli

Aden

Malaysia

Korea

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Welcome to the King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Museum

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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Shop

Visit our shop to purchase some of most popular items in our collection.

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Events and News

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

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Gallery

A photographic record from 1689 until yesterday.

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Latest Posts

2906, 2016

WELCOME TO THE NEW WEBSITE

Dear Borderers, Welcome to the new website for The King's Own Scottish Borderers Association. This website has been some [...]

1806, 2016

CENOTAPH 2015

Awaiting the "step off" on Whitehall. REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY AT THE CENOTAPH 2015 The morning quietude of St James's [...]

1806, 2016

Swedish Home Guard Band of Guldsmedshyttan to Play at MINDEN 2016

  HOME GUARD BAND OF GULDSMEDSHYTTAN, SWEDEN Originally established as the Guldsmedshyttans Marching Band in 1900, the Home Guard Band [...]

1706, 2016

BATTLE of the SOMME

  The Thiepval Memorial to those who Fell on the Somme   “In 2016, many people throughout the [...]

1406, 2016

The Regimental Calendar 2016

    FORECAST OF REGIMENTAL EVENTS as at 20th JUNE   JULY  Saturday 30th - The Battle of Minden Parade, [...]

1306, 2016

Brian McLeod BEM

Brian McLeod BEM   Promulgated in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2016. Brian McLeod, fine Borderer and former First Battalion [...]

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Members

We have created a members area where associates can discuss and catch up with friends via the forum and be kept up to date with news via the noticeboard. Registration is necessary to access to the members area. Once approved by the moderator you will be sent an email with details on how to login and gain access to the forum.

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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 322 years.

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