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.
FACTS & FIGURES
28 March 2006
Become a SCOTS Soldier, we will develop and maximise your potential through world class training and opportunities. You will join an Infantry platoon, gain experience, build skills and become a specialist.
You will then be physically and mentally prepared to operate in complex and challenging conditions.
You could specialise in:
- Combat Infanteer
- Elite sniper
- Mortar operator
- Machine gunner
- Assault pioneer
- Physical training instructor
- Intelligence specialist
- Combat team medic
- Combat communications specialist
- Logistical specialist
Over the last 12 years SCOTS soldiers and officers have deployed to almost every theatre of operations the British Army has been involved in, which includes Iraq, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone and Cyprus (UN Tour) with 14 Gallantry Medals being awarded.
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.
From reserve to regular; ceremonial duties to masters in infantry skills.
We are a large Scottish regiment bound by our unified purpose to deliver a modern infantry fighting capability for the UK and its Defence 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 that has the humility to learn from each other and other people.
- 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.
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
Explore our equipment
SA80 Individual Weapon
L115A3 Long Range 'Sniper' Rifle
General Purpose Machine Gun
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