The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum, Stirling

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The Museum tells the history of the Regiment from its early formation as the 91st Argyllshire Highlanders and 93rd Sutherland Highlanders to the present day. It holds objects relating to the regimental history, and archives which trace the history of the regiment and those who served. The Regiment has served in all the major conflicts from the Napoleonic and Crimea wars, where it earned the name Thin Red Line at the battle of Balaclava, and subsequent Indian Mutiny. At the turn of the century it was involved in the Boer wars and served with distinction in both World Wars. In the last half of the 20th century the regiment found itself in Korea, Crater and Northern Ireland. The 21st century has seen the jocks continue to serve as the world's policeman in the middle east, Iraq and Afganistan.
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  • Although the Regiment has had a museum here for many years, this is a completely modernised version which gives a splendid look at one of Scotland's most illustrious regiments who have served all... 
    Although the Regiment has had a museum here for many years, this is a completely modernised version which gives a splendid look at one of Scotland's most illustrious regiments who have served all...  more »
  • Scottish regimental museums are great,especially if they are your sort of thing.The medals displays clearly show that the Argylls along with other Highland regiments did not lack guts.I learnt a lot.....  more
    Scottish regimental museums are great,especially if they are your sort of thing.The medals displays clearly show that the Argylls along with other Highland regiments did not lack guts.I learnt a lot.....  more »
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  • This museum is included as part of the visitor experience at Stirling Castle. It is a fascinating museum and there are some guides to answer questions. I was delighted to meet a war veteran he was a gentleman. I liked the lay out and it was all so well ordered you will need at least a good hour to appreciate the history of the regiment. It was busy but not too crowded I was so glad I was early as I had time to enjoy and did not feel rushed along by the crowds.
  • The Museum traces over 200 years of one of Scotland’s elite military regiments - The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. The Museum traces the history of the 91st Argyllshire Highlanders and the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders up to the time of their amalgamation in 1881 when they became the 1st and 2nd Battalions of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regiment and thereafter to the present day. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was expanded to fifteen battalions during the First World War (1914–1918) and nine during the Second World War (1939–1945). The 1st Battalion served in the 1st Commonwealth Division in the Korean War and gained a high public profile for its role in Aden during 1967.

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