Regimental Museums

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards were raised to help King Charles II fight the Covenanters, 17th-century religious dissenters.

Their first battle was at Rullion Green in the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh.

Pride of place in this independent regimental museum in the New Barracks are the eagle and standard of the 45th French infantry, captured in 1815 during the epic charge of the Scots Greys at the Battle of Waterloo.


The Royal Scots Museum is located at the top of the hill just before Foog’s Gate. The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum is directly opposite.