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.

Latest Posts

2606, 2017

Limited Edition KOSB Tercentenary Decanter and Whisky For Sale

Borderers We have been contacted by Mr Bernard Cornelius regarding the disposal of his personal collection of limited edition decanters [...]

2606, 2017

RRS Association Bulletin 17 Jobs

2406, 2017

Interment of the ashes of CSM William (Jock) Gillespie

Borderers We have been informed that a service for the interment of the ashes of CSM William (Jock) Gillespie who [...]

1306, 2017

Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Families Association.

Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Families Association. The June meeting of the group will take place on Sunday the 18th of June [...]

806, 2017

RRS Association Bulletin 16 Jobs

Borderers, Please find attached RRS Association Bulletin 16 Jobs, which details a selection of the latest jobs in Scotland. As [...]

806, 2017

John Grant – Notification and Funeral Details

Borderers, It is with deep regret that we inform you of the death of John (“Ginger”) Grant who sadly passed [...]

506, 2017

British Forces Philatelic Service

British Forces Philatelic Service Fundraising for our Forces through Philately Her Majesty The Queen's Birthday Parade takes place on the [...]

406, 2017

7th (Galloway) Battalion

Borderers, I came across this photograph, quite by accident, while researching for my book, it is unique as I have [...]

106, 2017

The Regimental Calendar 2017

FORECAST OF REGIMENTAL EVENTS 2017 as at 01 JUNE 2017 (New events and updates in "RED") JANUARY Thursday 26th - Cenotaph [...]

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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.

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.