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A 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 honorary affiliations with Highland regiments therein.


Scottish 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


Scottish and Highland Regiments in other countries

Australia
5th/6th Battalion, Royal Victoria Regiment (Victorian Scottish Regiment)
10th/27th Battalion, Royal South Australia Regiment (Boothby and South Australian Scottish Regiment)
16th Battalion, Royal Western Australia Regiment (Cameron Highlanders)
41st Battalion, Royal New South Wales Regiment (Byron Scottish Regiment)

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
First City Regiment

United States
79th New York Volunteer Infantry

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