Scottish regiment


Scottish regiment

A Scottish regiment is any regiment (or similar military unit) that at some time in its history has or had a name that referred to Scotland or some part, thereof, and adopted items of Scottish dress. These regiments were and are usually a product of the British Empire, either directly serving the United Kingdom, serving as colonial troops, or later as part of Commonwealth country military establishments. Their "Scottishness" is not necessarily due to recruitment in Scotland nor any proportion of members of Scottish ancestry. Traditionally, Scottish regiments cultivate a reputation of exceptional fierceness in combat and are often given romantic portrayals in popular media. Within Scotland, itself, regiments of the Scottish Lowlands did not adopt as strong a "Scottish" (specifically Highland Scottish) character until the late Victorian Era.

Highland Regiments

Many of these regiments are also known as "Highland regiments" or "Highland Scottish/Scot/Scots regiments" due to their adopting of Highland Scottish apparel. Many extant Highland regiments that are not in the armed forces of the United Kingdom have formed formal honourary affiliations with Highland regiments therein.

cottish Regiments of the British Army

Current Regiments

*Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
*Scots Guards
*Royal Regiment of Scotland


=Lowland Line Infantry (Lowland Brigade)=

*The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) (1633-2006)
*The Royal Scots Fusiliers (1678 - 1959)
*The King's Own Scottish Borderers (1689 - 2006)
*The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (1881 - 1968)
*52nd Lowland Regiment


=Highland Line Infantry (Highland Brigade)=

*The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) (1725 - 2006)
*The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) (1881 - 1959)
*The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) (1881 - 1961)
*The Gordon Highlanders (1881 - 1994)
*The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (1793 - 1961)
*The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) (1881 - 2006)
*51st Highland Volunteers

Yeomanry of Scotland

*Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry
*Lothian and Border Horse
*Lanarkshire Yeomanry
*Queen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry
*Fife and Forfar Yeomanry/Scottish Horse
*Lovat Scouts
*Queen's Own Lowland Yeomanry
*Scottish Yeomanry

cottish and Highland Regiments in other countries

Canada

* 1st Air Defence Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish)
* 48th Highlanders of Canada
* The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's)
* The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada
* The Calgary Highlanders
* The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa
* The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's)
* The Essex and Kent Scottish
* The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment
* The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment)
* The Nova Scotia Highlanders
* The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada
* The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada
* The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada
* The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders
* The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Own)

South Africa

* Pretoria Highlanders
* Transvaal Scottish Regiment
* Cape Town Highlanders Regiment

United States

* 79th New York Volunteer Infantry


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