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.


A photographic record from 1689 until yesterday.

Latest Posts

2504, 2017

Private William Henderson – Notification by Gordon Henderson

Borderers, I wish to advise you that my father William Henderson sadly died on October 4th 2016 aged 97. He [...]

2204, 2017

Sergeant James (Dusty) Millar – Notification

Borderers, It is with deep regret that we inform you of the death of  Jimmy “Dusty” Miller  who died suddenly [...]

1204, 2017

Cumbrian Challange

Dear Friends,  The Cumbrian Challenge is Walking With The Wounded’s fun and testing, flagship, annual fundraising event in the Lake District for [...]

1204, 2017

Invitation from the Malaya Veterans

The KOSB Malaya Veterans (1955-1958) Invite All Members, Friends and Family of the KOSB Association to their Annual Reunion. To be held [...]

1004, 2017

The Regimental Calendar 2017

FORECAST OF REGIMENTAL EVENTS 2017 as at 01 APRIL 2017 (New events and updates in "RED") JANUARY Thursday 26th - Cenotaph [...]

1004, 2017

Minden Day Evening Function – Saturday 29th July 2017 Berwick Rangers Football Club (New venue)

Fellow Borderers, I would like to give all members an update for the Minden Evening Function 2017. Committee I would [...]

804, 2017

Malaya Veterans Reunion Dinner

Borderers, The forthcoming annual Malayan Veterans’ Reunion Dinner will take place on Thursday 14th September 2017 at the Peebles Hydro [...]

304, 2017

WO2 Craig Dickson – Funeral Arrangements

Borderers, Details of the forthcoming funeral of WO2 Craig Dickson have been notified as follows: Thursday 6th April 2017 at [...]

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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.