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

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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.

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Quite a few changes have been made to Stirling Castle over the centuries, with perhaps one of the most controversial being the decision to return the Great Hall to its bold yellow limewash. Before this, however, the Army had made a bold change of its own to the building - adapting it for use as barracks.

Until the 1990s, the interior of the Great Hall consisted of 3 floors which provided accomodation and facilities to house a large number of men.

Here's the Great Hall then, and now:
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