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Raised in Edinburgh

18th March 1689


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902, 2017

Jim McShane – Notification

Borderers It is with deep regret that we inform you of the death of Jim McShane who sadly passed away [...]

902, 2017


KOSB ASSOCIATION –PASSCHENDAELE 100 EXPRESSION OF INTEREST INTRODUCTION. The KOSB Trustees have fully endorsed that certain battles of World War [...]

702, 2017

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers Association held at The Barracks, Berwick upon Tweed – 30th July 2016

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers Association held at The Barracks, Berwick upon Tweed [...]

702, 2017

The Regimental Calendar 2017

FORECAST OF REGIMENTAL EVENTS 2017 as at 7th February  2017 (New events and updates in "RED") JANUARY Thursday 26th - Cenotaph [...]

302, 2017

Berwick Branch AGM – Venue Change

Borderers  The Berwick Branch of the KOSB Association have had to change the venue for their Annual General Meeting, it [...]

2701, 2017

Lieutenant Colonel Donald Lear – Funeral Arrangements

Borderers, We have been informed that the funeral service arrangements for the late Lt Col Donald Lear are as follows: [...]

1401, 2017

John Coode – Funeral

Borderers, The funeral service for the late John Coode will take place on Thursday 19th January, 11.00 am at St [...]

1201, 2017

Lieutenant Colonel Donald Lear – Obituary

Gentlemen, It is with deep regret that I inform you of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Donald Lear who sadly [...]

1201, 2017

Lance Corporal Jimmy Buchan – Funeral

Borderers, The funeral arrangements for Lance Corporal James (Jimmy) Buchan are as follows: Wednesday 18th January 2017 at 3.45 pm at St [...]

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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.