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The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum

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Museum, King's Old Building, Stirling Castle
Boer War and First World War Gallery. The Thin Red Line by Robert Gibb, 1881

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum is located in Stirling Castle, in the city of Stirling, Scotland. 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.

Stirling Castle, Royal Palace of the Stuart Kings, has been the home of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise’s) since 1881 and through the years, many objects of regimental interest have been handed in, including: paintings, medals, silver, uniform and documents.

However, it was not until 1988 that a museum was opened in the King’s Old Building of the Castle to display these objects; and, perhaps more importantly, to relate the illustrious history of the Regiment and the many personal stories of the officers, soldiers and their families.

The Museum receives modest Ministry of Defence funding, but is almost entirely maintained through public donations. The Museum is governed by a charitable trust: The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum Trust.

Registered Charity No. SC042084




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Boer War Memorial Statue, Stirling Castle



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Museum Documents

“A great collection of memorabilia, thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits...”
TW, Stirling, Scotland


“This is an amazing museum; I loved every minute of it! Can’t wait to bring more of the family.”
VC, Washington, USA

“Very nice place, thanks for keeping all this for us and future generations”.
VN, Moldova

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Highland Laddie Book

Highland Laddie Book by Major Hamish Clark

Museum Opening Times

10.00 am – 4.15 pm  

Doors close 15 minutes before the stated time.

Entrance to the Museum is free; however a charge is made by Historic Scotland for entry to Stirling Castle.

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Research Enquiries

Research Enquiries

Do you have a geneological or historical enquiry? 

The Museum's extensive archive has personal and official material which reflects the history of the Regiment. For more information and to submit an enquiry, please visit our "Research Enquiries" page.

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