Start of the regiment

Raised in Edinburgh

18th March 1689

Rich in history

A unique experience

Visit our Museum

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.

Shop

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

Events and News

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

Gallery

A photographic record from 1689 until yesterday.

Latest Posts

1907, 2017

Veterans’ Gateway

Borderers, In November 2016 the Ministry of Defence announced £2 million of funding from the Covenant Fund for a one-stop [...]

1907, 2017

Colonel Alastair Thorburn – Funeral Arrangements

Borderers, We have been notified that the funeral service of the late Colonel Alastair Murray Thorburn will take place as [...]

1907, 2017

Corporal Norman Cross – Funeral Arrangements

Borderers, We have been notified that the funeral service arrangements for the late Cpl Norman Joseph Cross 6th (Border) Battalion KOSB [...]

1407, 2017

RRS Bulletin 19 – Jobs

1407, 2017

MINDEN DAY CELEBRATION 2017 – BERWICK

Borderers,  MINDEN 2017 We celebrate one of our most auspicious Battle Honours on Saturday 29th of July at [...]

1307, 2017

The Regimental Calendar 2017

REGIMENTAL EVENTS 2017 as at 13 JULY 2017 (New events and updates in "RED") JANUARY Thursday 26th - Cenotaph Parade Committee [...]

1307, 2017

Loos Commemoration – Notification by Ian Gibbs (website registered members only)

Dear All There will be a large commemoration event at Loos on 22 August. Details at the following link http://www.vimyfoundation.ca/events/august-22-loos-en-gohelle-france-battle-of-hill-70-centennial-commemoration/ Please [...]

1307, 2017

William McCutcheon – Notification

Borderers, It is with deep regret that we inform you of the death of William (Billy) McCutcheon (Zeb) who sadly [...]

1307, 2017

Colonel Alastair Thorburn – Notification

Borderers, It is with deep regret that we inform you of the death of Colonel Alastair Murray Thorburn who died [...]

Members Registration

Members

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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.