The future of Scotland's regiments
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ALEX Salmond was last night embroiled in a row over the ongoing campaign to restore Scotland's independent regiments.
DAVID Cameron gave his support yesterday to the retention of the "Golden Thread" linking Scotland's historic army batallions to specific parts of the country.
SCOTTISH war veterans were ordered not to fly their regimental flags during a fundraising walk because of health and safety laws.
SINCE the disbandment of the Royal Scots, the oldest regiment in the British Army, we have witnessed and unprecedented rush of Army generals openly condemning Tony Blair and his government for operating defence on a shoestring.
ARMY commanders carefully briefed a hand-picked squad of soldiers to put a positive spin on the controversial scrapping of Scotland's historic infantry regiments.
WHEN the controversial plan to amalgamate Scotland's infantry regiments into one "super-regiment" was announced, the Black Watch was on duty in southern Iraq. Opponents to the decision shook their heads in dismay. It seemed a particularly insensitive way to handle what was already a highly emotional move.
CAPTAIN Gary Tait holds aloft the Union flag that was carried by the Royal Scots on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
FROM Napoleon to Saddam Hussein, Edinburgh's Royal Scots have spent nearly 400 years fighting foreign foes under their defiant regimental motto: "Wha daur meddle wi' me."
1633 From a royal seal of approval
THE amalgamation of The Royal Scots and The King's Own Scottish Borderers on 1 August 2006 to form The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland has been no mean organisational feat. But Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Bruce, commanding officer of the new regiment says that the logistics of the change has been the least of his worries.
VOLUNTEER infantrymen have been associated with Edinburgh ever since the town magistrates called all menfolk to arms to protect the city against an English invasion after the battle of Flodden Field in 1513.
THE oldest regiment in the British Army and the oldest active army unit in the world makes its farewell march along Princes Street today, Friday 26 May after 373 years of unbroken continuous service to sovereign and country.
THE proud 373-year reign of the Royal Scots was laid to rest today as crowds lined Princes Street to bid Edinburgh's regiment an emotional farewell.
THE Princess Royal is to take the salute today as the Royal Scots march through Edinburgh with colours flying for the last time.
The Royal Scots, the oldest infantry regiment in the British army formed in 1633, is about to lose its identity in a merger to form a super regiment with the Kings Own Scottish Borderers.
THE Royal Scots are being called to arms for the last time after 400 years of service.
EDINBURGH Castle was today officially confirmed as the main headquarters of the new Royal Regiment of Scotland.
CONTROVERSIAL chief constable John Vine has been urged to resign from an honorary post with the Black Watch following a joke about suicide bombers.