The Museum currently holds approximately 650 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 which includes everything 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.
Additional 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 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
We carefully consider every single object that is offered to us before accepting it for the collection so we are generally against the disposal of items. However, the Museum might consider the disposal of items in exceptional circumstances (i.e. the object’s condition has deterioriated to the point where it cannot be saved even with careful conservation). In that scenario we would take the following steps: