Start of the regiment

Raised in Edinburgh

18th March 1689

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2609, 2017

Corporal Calum “Zoonie” Reid – Notification

Borderers, It is with deep regret that we inform you of the death of Calum "Zoonie" Reid.  On behalf of [...]

2509, 2017


Borderers, WO1(BM) DANNY GREER It is with deep regret that we inform you of the death of Danny Greer who died [...]

2209, 2017

The Cruickshank Dinner – Friday 24th November 2017

THE CRUICKSHANK DINNER - FRIDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2017 Borderers, Once again this popular evening will be held in the Buccleuch [...]

2109, 2017

KOSB Association office

Borderers, A reminder. Due to annual leave the KOSB Association office will be closed for the period Friday 22nd September – Thursday [...]

2109, 2017

Private Alexander Ponton KOSB – New Headstone

Borderers, The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) will be installing a new headstone to Private Alexander Ponton KOSB followed by [...]

2009, 2017

RRS Bulletin 24 – Jobs

2009, 2017

Join The Royal British Legion Scotland at the Edinburgh Garden of Remembrance 30 October 2017

Borderers, The Annual Opening Ceremony of the Edinburgh Garden of Remembrance  at the Scott Monument, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh will [...]

1809, 2017

Sgt William Speakman VC KOSB

Borderers, On the 21st of September (and the Autumn Equinox),  Bill Speakman VC will attain 90 years of age. All Borderers [...]

1609, 2017

ARMY UPDATE BRIEFING – WED 22 NOV 17 – Posted by Maj Eugene Maxwell HQ 51 Bde

Borderers, Following on from the very successful Retired Senior Officer Brief we ran earlier this year I have been asked [...]

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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.