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51 (Scottish) Brigade

51st Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Scotland (formerly 51 (Scottish) Brigade) was officially stood up on 31 Mar 14 as part of the transformation of the British Army from 2020 and beyond (Army 2020). The Brigade has its origins in the old 51 Highland Brigade.

51st Infantry Brigade is the first of the Army’s Adaptable Force Brigades, which will be used for a wide range of tasks, including providing headquarters and units for lengthy operations, standing commitments, overseas Defence Engagement, and UK civil engagement.

As Headquarters Scotland the Brigade looks after all Army units in Scotland and is responsible for providing Firm Base support for all Regular, Reserve and Army Cadet Force units. Also included are the four University Officer Training Corps.

The first reference to a Highland Brigade was in 1854 when the 42nd (Black Watch), 79th (Cameron Highlanders) and the 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) set sail for Turkey.

Following restructuring of the Army in Scotland back in 2002 the Brigade was redesignated from 51 Highland Brigade to 51 (Scottish) Brigade taking on the regional responsibility for the whole of Scotland with its Headquarters at Forthside, Stirling.

The brigade has a number of Regular and Army Reserve units within it's region. Also included are the four University Officer Training Corps.

The first reference to a Highland Brigade was in 1854 when the 42nd (Black Watch), 79th (Cameron Highlanders) and the 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) set sail for Turkey.

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