The site for all Scots, Scots descendants and Scotophiles, right across the
A light-hearted e-magazine with facts, figures,
folklore, photographs; with lots of wee bits of general info about Scotland - and some big bits. A site
for folk to read, browse and, if you like - contribute to.
WELCOME to Find it in Scotland. The
site's navigation menu Main Headings are down the left-hand panel. Click on these to see what's in each one.
Some sections have a LOT in them. ~ Happy Browsing ~
The Scots have a proud history of providing fighting men
and women for Britain. From the oldest Regiments – the Lowland Regiments – The Royal Scots Greys raised in
1681; the Cameronian Regiment, going back to 1689, back to the days of the Covenanters…right up today’s
cutting edge fighter pilots based around Scotland.
The Royal Navy have had a presence in Scotland
for many years – with bases at Rosyth and Faslane, where the nuclear missile submarines are based. The
RAF have bases from Leuchars in Fife, right up to Kinloss and Lossiemouth in the far
The many famous Army Regiments –
including the Black Watch, Royal Highland Fusiliers, The Highlanders, Royal Scots, Kings Own Scottish
Borderers and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - have all been amalgamated into the Royal Regiment of
Scotland. The 52nd Lowland and the 51st Highland are now
Territorial units – 6 and 7 Scots. All retain their traditions and carry their insignia with
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In these troubled times all members of HM Forces are kept in a
high state of readiness, ready to deploy at short notice if required to one of the many ‘hot-spots’ in the
world. Most Army units have done a number of tours to war zones –Afghanistan, Iraq (more than one deployment to each, in many cases). The Navy fly the flag for Britain
and take part in many of the military operations that the country takes action in. Regimental HQ for the Royal
Regiment is at Edinburgh Castle – a fantastic setting for an HQ.
At Arbroath we
have45 Commando, Royal
Marines and7 Sphinx, Royal Artillery
Battery, part of the marines. Many of the Scots units have been to
Afghanistan and Iraq in recent years, although it looks likely that Afghanistan will be the main focus of UN
and US troops in the coming years.45 Commando have just recently returned from
‘Afghan’, as most Forces personnel refer to the country.
The aim of this section ofFind-It-In-Scotland is to bring
regular information on the various Scottish-based military to you and to have the various military formations
post information about their own Units, Regiments, ships etc. They can post information about their history,
traditions, associations etc. TheScot-Talk section
of the site will allow those who wish to to set up a Group for their own members and anybody, anywhere in the
world, with an interest in their particular Unit/Regiment etc, to join the Group.
[ The Highland
Claymore (or claidheamh-mor, meaning great sword) was a unique and
distinctive weapon. The sword itself was a two-handed type with down swept guards terminating with
quatrefoils-four iron circles usually braised together. Metal strips called langlets ran down from the centre
of the guard over the blade, the upper section of the guard usually formed a socket into which the wooden
grip could be inserted for strength. Pommels were wheel shaped but could be spherical on later
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