The day the guns fell silent
Christmas Day 1914: After 4 months of fighting, an unofficial truce swept along the Western Front. In those few hours of respite, The Argylls and German soldiers played football.
What’s your Argylls’ story?
Does your family play a role in the history of the Regiment? Reflect on the past and present during 2017 – Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.
Top brass hospitality at Stirling Castle
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The Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders' Museum at Stirling Castle
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.
James Ross was only 4 feet high when he enlisted in 1812, he was the youngest and smallest boy soldier in the regiment. The Regiment could enlist ten boys per company and these boys were taught a trade such tailoring or they had to become drummers. Little James did...read more
http://Listen to the full story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0532q4m The battle of Arras was another costly attempt to gain a breakthrough to be exploited to end the war. From 9 April to 16 May, 1917, British, Canadian, and Australian...read more