1st (Royal Scots) Regiment of Foot
United Kingdom
1625.03.28 John Hepburn's Regiment
1627 entered Danish service
1630 entered Swedish service, formed with Mackay's Highlanders (raised 1626), Stargate's Corps and Lumsden's Musketeers, the Green or Scots Brigade
1633 remnants of Green Brigade merged into Hepburn's Regt
1633.01.26 Royal Regiment of Foot
placed on Scottish establishment for King Charles I's Scottish coronation
1635 Régiment de Hebron [Hepburn]
entered French service
1637 Régiment de Douglas
1655.10.21 Régiment de Dumbarton
1662 transferred to English service; ranked as 1st regiment of foot
1662 returned to French service
1667 returned to English service for Dutch war
1667 returned to French service
1678 returned to English Establishment
1684.05.01 His Majesty's Royal Regiment of Foot
also known until 1751 by the names of colonels
1747 ranked as 1st Foot
1751.07.01 1st (Royal) Regiment of Foot
1812.02.11 1st Regiment of Foot (Royal Scots)
1821.08.29 1st, or The Royal Regiment of Foot
1871.12.15 1st (Royal Scots) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
reorganised as the county regiment of Edinburgh (Midlothian), Haddingtonshire (East Lothian), Linlithgow (West Lothian), and Berwickshire, encompassing also its Militia and infantry volunteers


Tangier 1680, Namur 1695, Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde, Malplaquet, Louisburg, Havannah, Egmont-op-Zee, [Egypt]1, St Lucia 1803, Corunna, Busaco, Salamanca, Vittoria, San Sebastian, Nive, Peninsula, Niagara, Waterloo, Nagpore, Maheidpoor, Ava, Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol, Taku Forts, Pekin 1860, 1. the Sphinx badge superscribed "Egypt".
Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: blue, turnbacks: blue, lacings: white
1633.01.26 Col. Sir John Hepburn
1636 Col. George Hepburn
1637.12 Col. Lord James Douglas [also 3rd Gds]
1645 Col. Archibald (Douglas), Earl of Angus
1655.10.21 Lt-Gen. Lord George (Douglas), 1st Earl of Dumbarton, KT
1688.12.31 Gen. Frederick Herman (Schomberg), Duke of Schomberg, KG [MGO 1689-90; killed at the Boyne]
1691.03.05 Col. Sir Robert Douglas, Bt (of Glenbervie) [killed at Steenkirk]
1692.08.01 F.M. George (Hamilton), 1st Earl of Orkney, KT [also 7th Foot; Gov. Virginia 1714-37]
1737.06.27 Gen. The Hon. James St. Clair (Baron Sinclair -- did not assume title) [also 22nd Foot]
1762.12.17 Lt-Gen. Sir Henry Erskine, Bt [also 25th Foot, 67th Foot]
1765.09.11 F.M. John (Campbell), 5th Duke of Argyll (Marquess of Lorne) [also 14th Dgns, 3rd Gds, 54th Foot; C-in-C Scotland 1762-65, 1767]
1782.05.09 Gen. Lord Adam Gordon [also 26th Foot, 66th Foot]
1801.08.21 F.M. HRH Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent, KG, GCB [also 7th Foot]
1820.01.29 Gen. George (Gordon), 5th Duke of Gordon, GCB (Marquess of Huntly) [also 3rd Gds, 42nd Foot, 92nd Foot]
1834.12.12 Gen. Thomas (Graham), 1st Baron Lynedoch, GCB, GCMG [also 14th Foot, 58th Foot, 90th Foot]
1843.12.29 Gen. Sir George Murray, GCB, GCH [also 42nd Foot, 7th Bn 60th Foot, 72nd Foot; MGO {834-35 & 1841-46]
1846.08.07 Gen. Sir James Kempt, GCB, GCH [also 2nd Foot, 40th Foot, 8th Bn 60th Foot, 81st Foot, 3rd West India Regt; MGO 1830-34; Gov. Gen. Canada 1828-30]
1854.12.12 F.M. Sir Edward Blakeney, GCB, GCH [also 7th Foot; Col.-in-Chief The Rifle Brigade originally 95th Foot; C-in-C Ireland; Gov. Royal Hospital 1856-68]
1868.08.03 Gen. Sir George Bell, KCB [also 32nd Foot, 104th Foot]
1877.07.11 Gen. Henry Phipps Raymond [also 67th Foot]
Mottos: Nemo Me Impune Lacessit
Nicknames: Pontius Pilate's Bodyguard
Marches: Dumbarton's Drums, The Daughter of the Regiment, In the Garb of Old Gaul
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