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History

The Royal Regiment of Scotland is founded on the outstanding and unparalleled fighting heritage of 14 famous Scottish infantry regiments, some of the most recognised units in Army history.

Through the service of these Regiments to the present day, Scottish infantry soldiers can lay claim to a host of Battle Honours and decorations for valour in combat including 116 Victoria Crosses, the highest award for gallantry of the British Armed Forces.

Scottish regiments have always had a strong sense of family, with generations following generations into the ranks. Many of our modern-day Jocks serving in The Royal Regiment of Scotland today are following in the footsteps of their forefathers be they Highlanders, Borderers, Royal Scots, Fusiliers, Light Infantry or Black Watch.

THe original 14 Regiments which today form The Royal Regiment of Scotland were raised in the 17th and 18th centuries. Over time and Army evolution these regiments have reduced down to today's modern and capable Infantry Regiment, formed in 2006 through the amalgamation of Scotland's historic Regiments into a single fighting force.

As the modern embodiment of famous Scottish Infantry Regiments, we are fiercley proud of our heritage and each of the seven historic Regiments that merged into The Royal Regiment of Scotland in 2006 is now represented by one of our 21st Century Battalions... You can explore the detailed histories of our antecendent Regiments by following the links on the right hand side of this page.

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