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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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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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'Freedom of the Burgh' was an honour granted in recognition of the service of a Regiment to its local people. It allows the Regiment to march through the streets "with bayonets fixed, drums beating and flags flying".

In 1947, Colonel-in-Chief Her Majesty the Queen accepted the Freedom of the Burgh of Stirling on behalf of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. In 2006, the newly-formed Royal Regiment of Scotland was granted the same Freedom of the City of Stirling, as seen below.
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The kilted soldiers of Balaklava Company, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland passed a rigorous inspection at Wellington Barracks today and will now take on the world famous ceremonial duties in London over the next three weeks.
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