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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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 current events, past events and news.

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A photographic record from 1689 until yesterday.

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Latest Posts

2410, 2016


Borderers, The dispatch of the new Regimental History “Always a Borderer” by Iain Gale has been held up through a [...]

2110, 2016

Alexander (Alex) Whitelaw – Obituary

Borderers, It is with deep regret that we inform you of the death of Colour Sergeant Alexander Whitelaw who died [...]

2110, 2016

James Simpson – Obituary

Borderers, It is with deep regret that we inform you of the death of James Simpson who died on 13th [...]

1810, 2016

Fred Tattersall – Obituary

Sir, It with sadness that I have to inform you that Fred Tattersall KOSB died at Blackpool Blesma Home. Fred [...]

1510, 2016

The Cruickshank Dinner – Friday 18th November 2016

THE CRUICKSHANK DINNER - FRIDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2016 Borderers, Once again this popular evening will be held in the Buccleuch [...]

1510, 2016

The Regimental Calendar 2016

  FORECAST OF REGIMENTAL EVENTS 2016 as at 15 October 2016 (New events and updates in "RED") AUGUST Tuesday 23rd - [...]

1010, 2016

Members Area Posts by John Ross

Borderers, Be advised there are fine posts by John Ross within the Members Area. "Always a Borderer"

510, 2016


Regimental Band Reunion 2016 After 12 months of preparation the day finally came when former members of the KOSB Regimental [...]

510, 2016


Borderers, The hardback edition of 'Always a Borderer', by Iain Gale, the official regimental history of The King's Own Scottish [...]

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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.

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