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How do I join 7 SCOTS?

You can contact 7 SCOTS by telephone on 0131 310 8545 or by post at the Army Reserve Centre, Queen's Barracks, 131 Dunkeld Road, PERTH PH1 5BT.

Alternatively, you may wish to complete the form below. Please also include any questions or comments you may have at this time.

Step 1

Fill in the contact form or give us a call to let us know that you're interested in joining. This will also give you the perfect opportunity to ask any questions you may have about us, or the One Army recruitment process.

Step 2

Visit Us 
You'll get to chat to a member of the 7 SCOTS recruiting team, watch a DVD about the Army Reserve and then start the recruiting process. This consists of the following:

Initial Interview
This will help us to assess your suitability for the Army Reserve and give you the chance to ask any questions you may have. You will also be asked about your standard of personal fitness and fill in a medical questionnaire.

Common Recruit Selection 
This will assess your suitability for acceptance into Army Reserve service. You will firstly receive a medical before continuing with either a mid-week or weekend selection programme at Glencorse Barracks, Nr Penicuick, 7 miles from Edinburgh. The fitness test involves completing a 1.5 mile run within 12.45 minutes.

You will swear an oath of allegiance to Her Majesty The Queen. This is the final stage of the recruiting process, after which you become a member of the Army Reserve.

Step 3

Common Military Syllabus (CMS) 14 Reserves Training (common to all personnel)

a. CMS 14 Reserve Phase 1(A) - a 4 weekend (modular) training course or a 7 day residential (consolidated) training course.  

b. CMS 14 Reserve Phase 1(B) - a 15 day residential training course.

Special to Arm Training (either a. or b. shown below)

a. Combat Infantryman's Course (CIC) - a 15 day residential training course at the Infantry Training Centre (ITC) Catterick for all Infantry personnel.

b. A 15 day residential training course for all Other Arms (support specialists) personnel. 

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