The purpose of the Museum is to perpetuate the deeds of those who have served in the Regiment from the 91st Argyllshire Highlanders and the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders through to the present day.
The Duke of Cambridge, known as the Earl of Strathearn in Scotland, has become Patron of Thin Red Line Appeal, to secure the future of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum.
The project will enable the museum to be redeveloped to meet the expectation of visitors to one of Scotland’s key heritage sites, and to educate future generations on the remarkable role played by the soldiers of one of Scotland’s great Highland Regiments over the last 220 years.
Brigadier Bruce Russell, the Chairman of the Museum Trust said: “I am delighted that The Duke of Cambridge, The Earl of Strathearn, has given his support and encouragement to this appeal, designed to safeguard the memory of a unique part of the British Army and of the nation’s proud military and cultural heritage.”
The Duke will visit Stirling Castle on Monday 24th October, to launch the appeal.
Programmes are adapted to the age of the group, from dressing up in period uniforms, learning from primary sources, object handling, quizzes about artifacts and games relating to the history of The Regiment.
A British infantry regiment is more than just a group of soldiers who go off to train and fight the enemy together. While true to a point, it is so much more than that – it consists of many different elements – in short, a family.