A History

A History of 9th Royal Scots is currently underway, all material and information gratefully received.

The history currently stands (February 2016) at about 300 pages, 50 figures and 20 maps, and is very much intended to be in memory of those who served.


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.

Please contact me at neillgilhooley@gmail.com