Start of the regiment

Raised in Edinburgh

18th March 1689


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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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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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2209, 2016

Sgt William Speakman VC KOSB

Borderers, Yesterday, 21st of September (and the Autumn Equinox),  Bill Speakman VC attained 89 years of age. All Borderers send [...]

2009, 2016

The Regimental Calendar 2016

  FORECAST OF REGIMENTAL EVENTS 2016 as at 20 September 2016 (New events and updates in "RED") AUGUST Tuesday 23rd - [...]

2009, 2016

Veterans Breakfast Club – Scottish Borders

Borderers, Here is a reminder to all Veterans, RN, Army & RAF, living within easy travelling distance of Galashiels, the [...]

1409, 2016

Officers of the Royal Guard 1971 Reunite

Borderers,  The KOSB Officers of the 1971 Royal Guard Balmoral met for their 45th anniversary reunion this past weekend. Based [...]

1409, 2016

More from the SOMME Battlefield Tour

Borderers, Jackie Sutherland and her husband George accompanied the Somme Battlefield Tour. During one of the evening meetings she very [...]

909, 2016

Presentation of the ELIZABETH CROSS

Borderers, Sixty five years after Private Archibald Buchanan Clark was killed in the Korean War, his brother Roy Clark has [...]

709, 2016

The SOMME Battlefield Tour – PXR

THREE GENERATIONS COMMEMORATE SACRIFICE AT  THE SOMME -1916- 2016 A 3 generation party based on the King’s Own Scottish Borderers [...]

609, 2016

The Gallery – Malaya

Borderers, The Gallery posts during August were predominately from Korea. During September we wish to move forward to Malaya, particularly [...]

509, 2016

Colour Sergeant John (Cush) Common MM – Imperial War Museum Interview

 Borderers, John (Cush) Common, fine Borderer from Coldstream, was awarded the Military Medal whilst in action on Hill 355 (photograph [...]

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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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