FIERCE, PROUD AND SCOTLAND'S INFANTRY
The Royal Regiment of Scotland (SCOTS) is the senior line infantry regiment and only Scottish line infantry of the British Army. It was formed on 28 March 2006 and founded on the fighting heritage of historic Scottish Infantry Regiments. The Regiment consists of four regular and two reserve battalions, plus an incremental company. The Regiment’s motto is Nemo Me Impune Lacessit (No One Assails Me With Impunity). The Regiment’s Colonel-In-Chief is Her Majesty the Queen.
28 March 2006
The Royal Regiment of Scotland is focused on our most valuable asset, The Jock, a proven fighting soldier who personifies our cherished core values.
- Courage: empowered to make the right decision
- Character: strong, fit and confident
- Humour: bold, proud and engaging
- Humility: from our Scottish communities
- Fighting spirit: fierce, professional and confident
- Discipline: self-imposed, with courage to do the right thing
- Decency: treat others with respect
We are a family Regiment and our team includes Regular soldiers, Reservists, Veterans and Cadets offering a lifetime of comradeship. The Regiment relies upon the support that it draws from the families of our serving personnel, the communities from where we are drawn, and Scotland as a nation.
Regimental Headquarters is situated within the military accommodation in Edinburgh Castle.
We have battalions based in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Belfast and Catterick.
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We are a large Scottish regiment bound by our unified purpose - to deliver a modern infantry fighting capability for the UK and its Defence requirements around the world.
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.
The Regiment is a disciplined, resilient and professional team with an unrelenting focus on the pursuit of excellence. A team within which all people are valued and empowered to do their best. A team that has the humility to learn from each other and other people.
- 1 SCOTS, The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland
- 2 SCOTS, The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland is a light role infantry Battalion
- 3 SCOTS, The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland
- 4 SCOTS, The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland are a mechanised infantry Battalion
- 5 SCOTS, Balaklava Company, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland is a rifle company of The Royal Regiment of Scotland
- 6 SCOTS, 52nd Lowland, 6th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland
- 7 SCOTS, 51st Highland, 7th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland
Through the years
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.
Three Scottish Infantry Regiments were in existence, the earliest being raised in 1633.
During this period fourteen Scottish Infantry Regiments were in service for Great Britain.
By the start of the century, Army reforms had reduced the Scottish Infantry to nine Regiments.
WW1 and WW2
Scottish Infantry Regiments were heavily involved in both conflicts with many battalions being raised by each Regiment.
The Royal Regiment of Scotland is formed from the existing six Scottish Infantry Regiments.
The Regiment has deployed worldwide in many areas of conflict and on peacekeeping duties.
1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland
Palace Barracks, Belfast, BFPO 806 Tel: 02890 420 43163
2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland
Glencorse Barracks, Milton Bridge, Peniciuk, EH26 0NP Tel: 0131 310 3293
3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland
Fort George, Inverness, IV2 7TE Tel: 0131 310 8676
4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland
Bourlon Barracks, Catterick, North Yorshire, DL9 3AD Tel: 01748 871 3523
Balaklava Company, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland
Reford Barracks, Edinburgh, EH13 0PP Tel: 0131 310 5318
6th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland
Walcheren Barracks, 122 Hotspur Street, Glasgow, G20 8LQ Tel: 0141 224 5433
7th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland
Queen's Barracks, 131 Dunkeld Street, Perth, PH1 5BT Tel: 0131 310 8542
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Troops from The 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (2 SCOTS) return home after six months training and mentoring security forces in Iraq.
HRH The Duke of York KG presented Medals to soldiers and officers of 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (2 Scots) who took part in Operation Shader in Iraq, 2018.
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