Scottish Division

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Combat Arms
Royal Armoured Corps
Infantry
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Adjutant General's Corps
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Corps of Army Music

The Scottish Division is a British Army Infantry command, training and administrative apparatus designated for all Scottish line infantry units. The Scottish Division was formed on July 1, 1968 with the amalgamation of the Lowland Brigade and Highland Brigade. From 1970, junior soldiers of the Scottish Division were trained at the Scottish Infantry Depot (SID), Bridge of Don, in Gordon Barracks, and adult recruits trained in the SID Glencorse. In 1994, due to the Options for Change review, The Gordon Highlanders were amalgamated with The Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) to form The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons). As of 2006, the Scottish Division is seven infantry battalions in a single large regiment, the Royal Regiment of Scotland. This also involved the amalgamation of the Royal Scots and The King's Own Scottish Borderers to form the Royal Scots Borderers:

Regular Army Units

Territorial Army Units

The Tactical Recognition Flash of the Scottish Division

In addition, the Scottish Division also maintains a single regular military band in the Corps of Army Music, the regimental Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. This was formed in 2006 by the amalgamation of two former divisional bands, the Highland Band and the Lowland Band. In addition, there are two Territorial bands, The Band of 51st (Scottish) Brigade and The Lowland Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, which are administered by the Division's two Territorial battalions. Each Battalion of the Division also maintains its own former regimental Pipes and Drums.

The Headquarters of the Scottish Division is located at Edinburgh Castle. It is commanded by a "Colonel Commandant" who normally holds the military rank of Lieutenant General or Major General. The Colonel Commandant of the Scottish Division is also GOC of the 2nd Division.

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