Museum of the Royal Regiment of Scotland

About This Museum

The Museum of The Royal Regiment of Scotland opened to the public in April 2014. It is co-located with The Royal Scots Museum in Edinburgh Castle. The display tells the story of The Royal Regiment of Scotland since its formation in 2006 and focuses on two main themes; an operational theme which uses the strapline ‘Courage under Fire’ to inform the public about the Regiment’s operational service in Northern Ireland, Iraq, Afghanistan and in support of the United Nations in Cyprus and the second theme that concentrates on ‘A Soldier’s Life’. Training for operations, sport, ceremonial duty and the many facets that give a soldier the opportunity to develop fitness, as well as team and leadership skills are displayed. The display is designed to showcase the modern Scottish soldier who are the proud successors to Scotland’s world famous infantry regiments.

Museum Office, Library & Archive: The museum office, regimental library and archive are all located in in the Regimental Headquarters of The Royal Regiment of Scotland in Edinburgh Castle. The archive consists of records relating to the formation and service of the Regiment and includes printed digital and audio material. The archives will be accessible to researchers by prior appointment.

Regimental Family: Serving and ex-members of the Regiment are very welcome to visit the Museum. Serving members of the Regiment can gain free entry to Edinburgh Castle by showing Historic Scotland staff their military ID. Ex-members of the Regiment are requested to contact the Museum Curator ( or 0131 310 5040) prior to their visit in order to arrange free access to the Museum.

Facilities & Admission Charges: Edinburgh Castle contains a licenced cafe, tea rooms and toilet facilities. While admission to The Royal Scots Museum & Museum of The Royal Regiment of Scotland is free of charge, an admission charge to the Castle is levied by Historic Scotland. Disabled Access. Edinburgh Castle is an ancient fortification with steep cobbled pathways within it. Disability access to the Museum conforms with the information on the Edinburgh Castle website.