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Tayforth UOTC is a good insight into the Army. The training provides a challenging mix of leadership development, military skills, adventure training, sporting competition and for those with a musical talent, the Pipes and Drums.  We are part of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, which means access to the best quality of training, instruction and resources.

There are 3 locations you can join, which make up Tayforth, depending on where you are:

  • St Andrews – Wyvern House, City Road, St Andrews KY16 9HW. (Tue Evening)
  • Dundee / Abertay – 16 Park Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5HG. (Wed Evening)
  • Stirling – Meadowforth Road, Stirling, FK7 7SD. (Wed Evening)
  • Tayforth UOTC is a good insight into the Army. The training provides a challenging mix of leadership development, military skills, adventure training, sporting competition and for those with a musical bent, the Pipes and Drums.


  • Develop yourself as a leader
  • Military Training
  • Sport & Adventurous Training
  • Get paid when on duty (Starts at £40/day)
  • There is no commitment to join the regular Army
  • You chose when you want to come along but we would recommend you get involved in as much as possible
  • The weekly evening meetings are by location but all locations get together for weekend training (alternate weekends i.e. 2/month) and two longer training camps in January and June.  These are all designed around the academic calendar including holidays, exams and revision time
  • Build on your CV
  • Earn a CMI Level 5 Qualification in Management & leadership 


You should join in September each year, during Fresher's Fairs. However, if you have gained military experience in the Combined Cadet Force or the Army Reserve before going to university, we may be able to take you outside the normal recruiting period.

We will have a stall at the Fresher's Fairs where you can talk directly to cadets. Look out for the cadets who will be dressed in distinctive t-shirts, with Tayforth on the back, and camouflage trousers.

You should then come along to the open evenings usually after Fresher’s where you will find out all you need to know about the UOTC and what steps to take to assist you in joining.

Potential recruits requiring additional information should then contact our RHQ staff on:

Tel: 01382 225981 (Available between 8:30am – 3:00pm. Mon-Fri)

If you'd rather email us: RMAS-Gp-OTC-Tayforth-Mailbox@mod.uk

Pipes and Drums

Tayforth Pipes and Drums

Pipes and Drums
The Pipes and Drums are an important part of the unit, representing Tayforth UOTC by playing at various events. These include parades and performances at some of the units own functions, as well as joining the rest of the Scottish UOTCs’ Pipes and Drums for international events.
Currently we have one competition a year, Exercise Northern Lights, where the four UOTC Pipes and Drums compete against each other in mini-band and solo events to win points towards the coveted Northern Lights Trophy.
There are opportunities to attend Army Reserve piping and drumming courses and to get involved in instructing on ACF piping and drumming courses.
The Pipes and Drums are based at B Squadron, in Dundee, but include members from A Squadron, in St Andrews. Band practice takes place on Thursday nights at Park Wynd and on some weekends throughout the academic year.


Tayforth Regimental Association

With its origins in The Old Wyvernians formed in May 1976, Tayforth UOTC's Regimental Association held its inaugural meeting on 16 June 1984, making it the oldest association in the country. For details, the President, Treasurer or Hon Secretary may be contacted by writing to them at Tayforth UOTC, 16 Park Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5HG.