NT2573 : King's Own Scottish Borderers plaque, Edinburgh Castle Esplanade

near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

King's Own Scottish Borderers plaque, Edinburgh Castle Esplanade
King's Own Scottish Borderers plaque, Edinburgh Castle Esplanade
"Hereabouts on the 19th March in 1689 David Leslie, Earl of Leven, raised a Regiment of Foot in the space of two hours for the defence of the City. To commemorate this act and also the gallant behaviour of the new Regiment at the Battle of Killiecrankie some months later, the City Magistrates conferred upon LEVEN'S Regiment the unique right of recruiting by beat of drum in the City and of marching through the City at any time with drums beating, colours flying and bayonets fixed: the Regiment, later titled the 25th Edinburgh Regiment of Foot, is now known as THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS and frequently exercises this privilege."

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The regiment also fought at the battle of Culloden in 1746 as "Sempill's regiment"
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