Start of the regiment

Raised in Edinburgh

18th March 1689

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2705, 2017

Armed Forces Sunday Service

Borderers, Duns Parish Church, Duns will be holding an Armed Forces Sunday service on Sunday 25th June 2017, commencing at [...]

2705, 2017

Major David Smout – Notification

Borderers, It is with deep regret that we inform you of the death of Major David Smout who died quietly [...]

2705, 2017

Warrant Officer Class Two William Gillespie – Funeral Arrangements

Borderers, We have been notified that the funeral arrangements for Jock Gillespie KOSB who died on 11thMay are: Wednesday 31st [...]

1705, 2017

Warrant Officer Class Two William Gillespie – Notification

Borderers, It is with deep regret that we inform you of the death of WO2 (CSM) William (Jock) Gillespie who [...]

1205, 2017

Captain Hamish Samson MC: The Borderer who came back from the dead

Borderers, For almost three months after Capt Hamish Weir Samson MC led Borderers "over the top" in the Battle of [...]

1005, 2017

Galashiels Veterans of the 6th Battalion celebrate VE Day

Borderers, On Monday 8th of May, the 72nd anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Borderers and friends [...]

105, 2017

The Regimental Calendar 2017

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

105, 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 [...]

105, 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 [...]

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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.