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

112, 2016

Mrs Wilma McAllister

Borderers, It is with deep regret that we inform you of the death of Mrs Wilma McAllister (wife of the [...]

2911, 2016

The Regimental Calendar 2016

  FORECAST OF REGIMENTAL EVENTS 2016 as at 29 November 2016 (New events and updates in "RED") AUGUST Tuesday 23rd - [...]

2611, 2016

KOSB Christmas Cards 2016

Borderers, Cost per card including envelope is 75p, excluding postage. There is no minimum/maximum order and we can mix and [...]

2411, 2016
1011, 2016

Website Moderator

Borderers, Please be advised the Moderator, the website not the Kirk of Scotland, will be AOD from Friday 11th until [...]

811, 2016

Garden of Remembrance Edinburgh

Borderers, The Edinburgh Garden of Remembrance was opened on Monday 31 October 2016. "Borderers on Parade"

311, 2016

1 SCOTS Remembrance Service, Edinburgh

Borderers, 1 SCOTS are conducting a Remembrance Service, to which all Borderers are invited to attend, at on Friday [...]

311, 2016

Captain Jim McAllister – Obituary

Borderers, With sadness we inform you of the death of Captain Jim McAllister on Tuesday 1st of November. Jim's KOSB [...]

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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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