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

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

Engage your allies with events in the unique environment of The Argylls’ Museum. Plan the campaign of your next presentation, meeting or intimate dinner with us.


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

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

Host your event in unique style at our museum. Tailored menus, Regimental tableware, dining under the colours: your guests will enjoy a rare experience.

Medals from our Regimental Family

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.

Find out how to become a Guardian, preserving the heritage and history of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders’ Museum.

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.

Project Newsletter

Since our last Newsletter in March we have been making rapid progress on the future design of the new Museum.

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