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Mrs ‘Kokana’ Smith: Washerwoman Extraordinaire

Much has been written about the Battles fought by the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders, but few insights have been gained on what it was like for the women in the Army, and the roles that they filled. One of the few is about a woman known as Mrs “Kokana” Smith, who was a...

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James Ross

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...

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Battle of Arras

      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...

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Major John Reginald Noble Graham was awarded the Victoria Cross for conspicuous bravery, coolness and resource during battle at Istabulat, Mesopotamia. He was wounded 5 times over the course of the battle but continued to fight until he was forced to retire through...

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Boer War Chocolate

Have you eaten all your Easter eggs yet? This chocolate has survived since 1900 when all of the troops serving in South Africa were sent a gift of chocolate in a red tin like...

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Patron Thin Red Line Appeal

Prince William visits Stirling Castle as Patron of the Thin Red Line Appeal The Duke of Cambridge, known as the Earl of Strathearn in Scotland, has become Patron of Thin Red Line Appeal, to secure the future of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum....

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We will Remember Them

There can no better tribute the those who served in WW1 than a poem written by his fellow soldiers. This tribute to young Sergeant George Mackay.

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New Facility

All change at the Museum. We have moved the records held in what was the curator’s office and created some new facilities in the Museum.

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Capital Appeal Manager

The appointment of a Capital Appeal Manager marks a further step in securing the future of the The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum at Stirling Castle. Col AK Miller will lead the Exec Committee charged with delivering this project along with the CE...

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Festival of Museums Event-May 15th-17th

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum is proud to host Poppies and Poetry: Memories of WWI on the 15th-17th of May 2015, between 11am-2pm. Three days of fun for all the family! Join Sylvia Troon, Scotland’s premier puppeteer storyteller, as she tells the...

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Christmas Hours

The Museum will close at 1230 on the 24th Dec. It will be open on the 27th  28th 29th 30th. It will close at 1230 the 31st at 1230 and reopen on the 3rd Jan 2015  

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Keeping in Touch

Over the past 6 months the Museum has given talks to local heritage groups, as it is important that we retain the links with our historic recruiting areas. It has been great to meet many local people with connections to the Argylls and it is a programme we wish to...

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