A History of the 9th (Highlanders) Royal Scots: The Dandy Ninth.

Published by Pen& Sword available at Pen&Sword and Amazon

  • Hardcover: 376 pages, 131 illustrations
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Military (6th December 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 152673527X
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 23.4 cm

Some comments:

‘This superb book by Neill Gilhooley really is the last word on the 9th (Highlanders) Royal Scots. He traces their history, often in their own words, from their beginnings during the Boer War through the horrors of so many actions including Arras, The Somme, Passchendaele, the German Spring Offensive and on to what became the ‘black day’ for the battalion when, sandwiched between the weary French and the inexperienced American ‘Doughboys’, they faced their last desperate action near Villemontoire… As well as a huge amount of information, the book offers superb colour maps and images, pictures of the officers and men and where they fought on almost every page, plus statistics and, finally, the roll of honour of those who fell, all 1,072 of them.’ 5 Stars. IM65 on Amazon

‘Thank you for producing this outstanding book on my Grandad’s old Battalion, the Dandy Ninth. If only both Grandad and my late dad could be getting this for Christmas!’ Chris Headland

‘Just a line to say I’ve just received a copy of your book and it’s a smasher- you must be very pleased with it! The boys in my classes have already enjoyed seeing some of our FPs in print- absolutely superb!.. Hats off again to the book ‘ David Clarke

‘It looks fabulous and I am going to take my time reading and enjoying it.’ Graham Gibb

‘This is a very informative book, full of detail of a Territorial battalion in WW1, very intimate and takes one right in to the battalion so you feel you know the guys. There are many photographs, maps and cartoons in this well written, finely researched book. Well worth a read, even if you are not a Royal Scot, as many battalions went through similar lives.’ Auld-Yin review on Army Rumour Service

‘Excellent book with well documented record of Dandy Ninths’ 5 Stars. Anne Donaldson on Amazon

‘ It’s bloody good’ Steven Broomfield on GWF

‘Its very good, a worthwhile addition to your library.’ John Duncan on Twitter

An Index of battalion personnel can be found here: