The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards are Scotland's senior regiment and her only regular cavalry.

The Regiment was formed in 1971 from the union of two famous regiments, the 3rd Carabiniers and the Royal Scots Greys. The 3rd Carabiniers had themselves been constituted in 1922 form the amalgamation of the old 3rd Dragoon Guards and the Carabiniers (6th Dragoon Guards).

The history of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards is therefore the record of 3 ancient regiments and, through the Royal Scots Greys; they can claim to be the oldest surviving Cavalry of the Line regiment in the British Army.

With the other Cavalry Regiments they now form part of the Royal Armoured Corps but, though horses have been replaced by tanks and armoured cars, it is the cavalry spirit of the past which provides the inspiration of the future, whatever it may hold.

The Pipes and Drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards have their roots in the small pipe band which came to the Royal Scots Greys in 1946. This came about as a result of the demobilisation of various Scottish Territorial Armoured Corps units and were the Scots Grey's first official pipers.

The first album "Spirit of the Glen" was runner up at the Classical BRIT awards in 2008 and the second album "Spirit of the Glen: Journey" won the title of NS&I Album of the Year at last year's Classical BRIT AWARDS - the first time a military band and non professional group has achieved such an accolade.