The Dandy Ninth, a history of the 9th (Highlanders) Royal Scots, is to be published in 2019
Benny Irvine courtesy John Johnston
Formed in the aftermath of the Boer War’s Black Week, The Royal Scots Highland Battalion sent volunteers to South Africa and established itself as Edinburgh’s kilted battalion, part of the Territorial Force of part-time soldiers. In the Great War they mobilised to France and Flanders and served in many of the major actions: Ypres, Somme, Arras and Soissons; spending much of the war as one of the dozen distinguished battalions of the 51st Highland Division.
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