Scottish History

Regimental Mottos:

"Ne Obliviscaris" Do Not Forget
"Sans Peur" Without Fear

The history of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

The Regimental Museum in Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle, Scotland

These pages are about the Regimental Museum which is in the King's Old Building of Stirling Castle. It is one of the most fascinating museums in Scotland with displays which include Pictures, Uniforms, Weapons, Silver, Documents, Dioramas, Colours, Pipe banners, Medals and Militaria. It is enjoyable for young and old.

Entry to the Museum is free but visitors have to pay an entrance fee to the Castle which is maintained by Historic Scotland. As none of the entry fee is passed on to the Regiment it relies entirely on Voluntary Donations to maintain and improve the Museum, so please give as generously as you can.

The Museum at Stirling Castle, Scotland Soldier

The Museum itself is arranged in 8 rooms and tells the story of the Regiment from the first muster of the 91st under Stirling Castle's walls in 1794 (illustrated top right) to the present day.

These pages also trace the story of the Regiment and illustrate some of its historical treasures. They are designed as an educational resource as well as an encouragement to visit the Museum when you are in Stirling!

Plan of Stirling Castle

Description of pages

The 91st:

  • 1794 - 1881: History of the Argyllshire Regiment beginning with the raising of the Regiment in 1794, at Stirling Castle.
  • 1794 List of Names: List of names of soldiers raised in 1794 as the Argyll Highlanders Regiment, the 98th, later renumbered the 91st.
  • South Africa: 1795. Early days in South Africa, the Cape Colony.
  • The Peninsular War: 1808 - 1814. The story of Corunna, and the British campaign across the Pyrenees aginst Marshal Soult of Napoleon's Army.

The 93rd

  • 1799 - 1881: The story of the raising of the Sutherland Highlanders Regiment.... a glass of whisky and a pinch of snuff...
  • America: The story of the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders at the Battle of new Orleans in 1815.
  • Crimean War.: The story of the Battle of Balaklava, 1854.
  • India: 1857 - 1870. Lucknow. Sikanderbargh Gate and Shah Najaf.

91st and 93rd:

  • 1881: The Cardwell reforms led to the two regiments merging in 1881: Princess Louise's Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regiment.
  • 1881 - 1918: In the museum is a model trench which together with a commentary based on letters and diaries of Argyll Officers and Soldiers gives a vivid idea of what life in the trenches must have been like.
  • 1918 - 1939: The Regiment between the Wars.
  • 1939 - 1945: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, World War Two.
  • 1945 - Today: 1945 to the present day.
  • Allied Regiments: Allied regiments, volunteers and the militia.
  • Battle Honours: The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Honours and Awards.

The Queen's Colour & Regimental Colour

Museum opening times:

Easter to September Mon - Sat: 09.30 - 17.00 hours
October to Easter: 10.00 - 16.15 hours