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The Royal Regiment of Scotland

We are Scotland's Infantry Regiment forming a core part of the British Army's combat capability. The Regiment is comprised of Regular infantry soldiers - organised in four battalions and an independent rifle company - and Reservists in our two Army Reserve battalions.
The Royal Regiment of Scotland recruiting video. A short video about life in The Royal Regiment of Scotland. Scotland's Infantry.

Our Roles

Each of our Regular battalions have specialist operational roles whether fighting on foot or mounted on the Army's latest armoured vehicles. They work with our two Reserve battalions to ensure that the Regiment is balanced and adaptable, ready for all conflicts present and future. 

Over the course of the past year, soldiers from our battalions have deployed around the world on a range of peacekeeping and humanitarian missions. These include: 

  • supporting the ongoing NATO security mission in Afghanistan
  • patrolling the UN policed buffer zone in Cyprus
  • helping to combat the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone
  • taking part in short term training teams working with partner nations in Africa.

To learn more about our battalions, our ethos and identity follow the 'About Us' link on the left hand side of the page.

Our soldiers call themselves 'The Jocks'. They are proud, fierce, professionals. trained to accomplish the full range of operational infantry roles. The Jocks have consistently been deployed on the front line serving with distinction and upholding the proudest traditions of the Scottish soldier.

To learn more about how the Army can help to make 'A Better You', follow the links on the bottom right hand side of the page. If you are interested in joining our Regiment, click on the 'Join Us' link - top left. 

The Royal Regiment of Scotland was formed in 2006 through the amalgamation of Scotland's historic infantry regiments to form a single fighting force. We are fiercely proud of our heritage and our battalions carry forward links with those regiments that formed us. You can explore our heritage via the 'History' link on the left hand side of the page. 

About us

We are Scotlands own Infantry Regiment with a proud history dating back hundreds of years. Although The Royal Regiment of Scotland was formed in 2006 we stick to the traditions and ethos of the old regiments.

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