The Museum currently holds approximately 750 objects in its collection and this figure will continue to rise as new objects are donated to us on a regular basis. The collection contains a wide variety of items, from uniforms, equipment and weapons to documents, artwork and insignia.
The majority of the collection is held in storage until the Museum acquires its own dedicated building. The Regiment is currently working towards a plan which would hopefully see us in our own building within 10 years.
In addition to those on display in our Museum, SCOTS items can be viewed in many of the other antecedent regimental museums and it is our desire to supplement their displays in the future with objects from our collection.
The Museum is currently co-located with The Royal Scots Museum in Edinburgh Castle. As part of the Association of Scottish Military Museums (ASMM), we work with partner museums to share the SCOTS story across the country. At present, items from our collection can be found in:
The Museum also supports the 51st Highland Division website on behalf of the 51st Division and Ross Bequest Trust, following the dissolution of the Trust in 2017. The website content is managed through their historian, Brigadier Charles Grant.
We would be interested in acquiring any photographs, videos or objects that relate to the formation of the Regiment on 28 March 2006.
We would be very interested in items that relate to the following operational deployments:
Although we have a lot of photographs and video in our digital archive we are always keen to add more, especially those that relate to individual soldiers and their experiences. Getting copies of your photos or videos to the Museum is a very simple and straightforward process. Please contact the Curator to discuss further.
At the moment the Museum has only a few examples of medals awarded to members of the Regiment but would like to have a more representative selection. If you know an ex-member of the Regiment who is now out of the Army and looking to find a good home for their medals please ask them to get in touch with us. Donating the medals to the Museum would be the ideal scenario but other options can be discussed with us privately.
We do not have many items relating to the Army Reserve Battalions and Regimental Military Band. This is something we would like to rectify so if you can help by donating photographs or objects then please get in touch.
The process of donating an item to the Museum will involve you signing forms which will transfer legal ownership of the object from you to the Museum. Once this happens the Museum will then be responsible for caring for the object (according to national museum standards) and using it to help tell the story of the Regiment.Contact us now to find out more