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.
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.
Big Sam was soldier in the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders and his legendary size and strength are still talked about today.read more
Since our last Newsletter in March we have been making rapid progress on the future design of the new Museum.read more
We have a couple of new exhibitions in the museum curated by our two student placements over the summerread more