4. KING’S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS (1689-2006)
The King’s Own Scottish Borderers was an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Scottish Division. The Regiment was created in 1689 as a crisis measure for the defence of Edinburgh against the Jacobites. The Regiment was recruited along the Royal Mile, Edinburgh, in the record time of two hours, with men flocking to join the Earl of Leven to safeguard their city.
Years active: 1689 – 1 August 2006
Allegiance: Kingdom of Scotland (1689–1707); Kingdom of Great Britain (1707-1800); United Kingdom (1801-2006).
Branch: British Army
Type: Line Infantry
Size: One Battalion
Part of: Scottish Division
Garrison/HQ: Berwick Barracks, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Motto: In Veritate Religionis Confido (I put my trust in the truth of religion); Nisi Dominus Frustra (Without the Lord, everything is in vain).
Tartan: Leslie (Trews); Royal Stewart (Pipers’ kilts and plaids).
In 2006, the King’s Own Scottish Borderers merged with the Royal Scots to form the Royal Scots Borderers. This single battalion became known as the 1st Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland.