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Donate to The Thin Red Line Appeal to secure the future of our Museum and protect the legacy of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

Find out how to support us and preserve the heritage and history of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders’ Museum.

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Support The Thin Red Line Appeal and help secure the future of our Museum and maintain the spirit of The Argylls.

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Fascinating. Enlightening. Inspiring. Visit The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders’ Museum at Stirling Castle today.

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Explore the strands that weave The Argylls into a regimental family. You may discover how their history is part of your own family’s story.

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Show that you stand with the Thin Red Line with exclusive clothing and heritage Argyll items from our online shop.

Host your event in style. Tailored menus, Regimental tableware, dine under the colours: your guests will enjoy a rare experience.

Welcome to The Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders’ Museum at Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle, a major attraction in the Scottish city of Stirling, is also home to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders’ Museum.

Within this centuries-old castle, you can trace the history of the famous regiment that became the Thin Red Line at the Battle of Balaklava in 1854.

Follow their story from their 18th century formation as the 91st Argyllshire Highlanders and the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders, through the famous battle and onto the 1881 fusing of the 91st and the 93rd into the two Battalions of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regiment.

Since 1881, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders has been based at Stirling Castle, a Royal Palace of the Stuart kings.

The Museum opened at Stirling Castle in 1988, housed in the King’s Old Building, thought to have been King James IV’s private residence. The museum relates the Regiment’s illustrious history and displays significant objects donated over the years, including rare items, paintings, medals, silver, uniform and documents. It also tells the personal stories of the Regiment’s officers, soldiers and their families, making that history come alive. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders’ Museum is governed by a charitable trust: The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders’ Museum Trust. The museum is maintained almost entirely through public donations, with some modest funding from the Ministry of Defence.

A Piece of my own History

Lucy M MacDonald, University of Stirling Student and museum volunteer, writes about her personal connections to The Argylls and WWI.

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The Christmas Truce 1914

Several Regiments were involved in the Christmas Day Truce and The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders have their own stories to tell.

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If you've been enjoying our Facebook posts, you may be interested in reading more about The Story of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

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