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The Pipes And Drums Of The 1st Scots Regiment - ODYSSEY ARENA - 4th - 5th - 6th September 2014

The 1st Scots Regiment is made up of the amalgamate Regiments Of The Royal Scots Regiment and The Kings Own Scottish Borderers.

The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) was the oldest Regiment in the British Army and, as such, was the senior Infantry Regiment of the Line. It was raised in 1633 when Sir John

Hepburn, under a Royal Warrant from King Charles I, recruited 1200 men in Scotland. The first Battle Honour awarded to the Regiment was Tangier 1680, since when a further 148 were gained in a history which involved them in almost every campaign the British Army has fought; the last awarded being Gulf 1991. On 28 March 2006, 373 years to the day since its formation, The Royal Scots merged with the other surviving Scottish Infantry Regiments to form The Royal Regiment of Scotland.

On 28 March 2006, The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) merged with the other surviving Scottish Infantry Regiments to form The Royal Regiment of Scotland in which our 1st Battalion became The Royal Scots Battalion.  On 1 August 2006 this Battalion merged with The King’s Own Scottish Borderers Battalion to form The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland or 1 SCOTS. They are a light-roled battalion based in Dreghorn Barracks, Edinburgh.

The King’s Own Scottish Borderers - The Regiment was created in 1689 as a crisis measure for the defence of Edinburgh against the Jacobites. The Regiment was recruited "by beat of drum" along the Royal Mile (the High Street in the Old Town) of the City of Edinburgh in the record time of two hours with men flocking to join the Earl of Leven to safeguard their city. In 2006 under changes delivered by the Future Infantry Structure the Regiment became part of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.