The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) is the oldest Regiment in the British Army and, as such, is the senior Infantry Regiment of the Line. The Colonel-in-Chief is HRH, the Princess Royal, Princess Anne. The regiment 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 then a further 148 have been gained in a history which involved them in almost every campaign the British Army has fought; the last awarded the 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.
Contact: The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment), The Castle, Edinburgh, EH1 2YT, Scotland, UK
Tel: 0131 310 5016