The Battle of Prestonpans, 1745

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Jacobite Risings

The Jacobites sought to restore the House of Stuart to the British throne. Staging rebellions in Scotland in 1715, 1719 and 1745, they attempted to overthrow the ruling Hanoverian Royal Family.

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Cap badge, other ranks’, The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons), c1902

The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons)

Formed in 1681, this cavalry unit was Scotland's senior regiment. Its long and distinguished service continued until 1971, when it was merged into The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.

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Collar badge, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, 1971

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

This is Scotland's senior regiment. Formed in 1971, it has served in several campaigns, including the recent conflict in Afghanistan. It currently operates in an armoured reconnaissance role.

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Glengarry badge, 26th (The Cameronians) Regiment of Foot, c1874

26th (The Cameronians) Regiment of Foot

This Scottish infantry unit was raised in 1688. It served until the 1881 Army reforms, when it was merged into The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).

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Glengarry badge, 90th (Perthshire Volunteers) Regiment, c1874

90th Regiment of Foot (Perthshire Volunteers) (Light Infantry)

This Scottish infantry unit was raised in 1794. It served until the 1881 Army reforms, when it was merged into The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).

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Cap badge, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), c1898

The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

This rifle unit was formed in 1881 and recruited in Lanarkshire, Dumfriesshire and Galloway. It served with the Army until 1968, when it chose to disband rather than be amalgamated.

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Cap badge, The King's Own Scottish Borderers, c1930

The King's Own Scottish Borderers

This infantry regiment was formed in 1689 and recruited in the south-east of Scotland. Its long service continued until 2006, when it was merged into The Royal Regiment of Scotland.

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Cap badge, The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, c1914

The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

This Scottish infantry regiment was formed in 1793. It fought in many campaigns until 1961, when it was merged into The Queen’s Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons).

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Cap badge, The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany’s), c1914

The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's)

This Scottish infantry regiment was formed during the 1881 Army reforms. It existed until 1961, when it was merged into The Queen’s Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons).

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Glengarry badge, 72nd (Duke of Albany’s Own Highlanders) Regiment, c1874

72nd Regiment of Foot (The Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders)

This Scottish infantry regiment was formed in 1778. It served with the British Army until the 1881 reforms, when it was amalgamated into The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany’s).

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Glengarry badge, 78th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot (Ross-shire Buffs), c1874

78th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot (The Ross-shire Buffs)

This Scottish infantry regiment was formed in 1793. It served with the British Army until the 1881 reforms, when it was amalgamated into The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany’s).

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Cap badge, The Queen’s Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons), c1961

The Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons)

This Scottish infantry regiment was formed in 1961. It served with the British Army until 1994, when it was amalgamated into The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons).

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Other ranks' cap badge, The Gordon Highlanders, c1913

The Gordon Highlanders

This infantry regiment was formed in 1881 and recruited in north-eastern Scotland. It served in several British Army campaigns until 1994, when it was merged into The Highlanders.

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