The cap badge is bespoke to the Regiment and was approved by the Lord Lyon King of Arms with the matriculation authority being issued on the 26 September 2005. The heraldic description of the cap badge includes a saltire Argent surmounted of a loin rampant ensigned in chief by a representation of the Crown of Scotland Or and in base on an Escrol Argent the Motto “NEMO IMPUNE LACESSIT”:
The Regiment in kilt and trews wears the Government military pattern 1A tartan which was inherited from The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (A and SH). Tartan was first worn in the British Army when the Highland regiments were raised. The normal uniform tartan was the Government (or universal) pattern, but as the Highland regiments proliferated, they sought to encourage their individual identities by introducing differences into the Government tartan. The A & SH adopted the Sutherland tartan from the 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) Regiment of Foot who merged with the 91st (Princess Louise’s Argyllshire) Highlanders in 1881 under the Childers reforms. The Sutherland tartan then formed the basis of Government pattern 1A tartan. The Regiment has also inherited several other tartans which are worn in ceremonial dress by the Regiment’s Pipes &Drums bands.
The black hackle can claim its heritage from the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) uniform which goes back to at least the pre-World War 1 era when the hackle appears on solar helmets. Black plumes were worn on the 1881 rifles shakos, and it’s said that this heritage can go back as far as Marlborough’s time in the early 1700’s butat that time black hackles were widely worn and not just by the 26th Regiment of Foot. On formation of the Regiment in 2006, the1st Battalion, The Royal Scots Borderers (1SCOTS) were granted authority to wear the black hackle. When 1 SCOTS became 1 RANGER in November2021, the black hackle was adopted as the Regimental hackle and is now worn by all ranks when not serving at Regimental Duty.