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The Regiment
Overview of the Regiment

Steeped in history, the London Scottish Regiment has a distinguished record of operational service from South Africa in the 19th century to Afghanistan in the 21st Century.

London Scottish was founded by the London Scottish Rifle Volunteers in 1859. 160 years later, their legacy lives on. The headquarters building has a dedicated 25m shooting range, designed in 1988, is being reinstated at London Scottish House for a variety of users, including the London Scottish Rifle Club and training cadets.

The modernisation of this historic facility has been long awaited by the Scottish Regiment, who formed the Rifle Club alongside the London Scottish Rugby Club and the London Scottish Golf Club in the 1800s. This trio of long sporting traditions are key to the community’s identity – one that is so well recognised across the UK.

It was originally sponsored by the Royal Scottish Corporation now ScotsCare, The Caledonian Society of London, and the Royal Caledonian Schools and was commanded by Lord Elcho.


The world famous band continues to play at high profile ceremonial and military events such as Beating Retreat and The Lord Mayor’s Show, as well as events at the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, the Guildhall and Royal Chelsea Hospital.

They also perform at numerous civilian events as well as touring throughout Europe and further afield.

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