Scottish History

The history of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

The Regimental Museum in Stirling Castle

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 1918 - 1939

Cruachan I

Cruachan I, Regimental Mascot Presented to the 1st Battalion by Princess Louise in 1929. He died in 1942 aged over 20.

Between 1919 and 1939 the two Regular Battalions continued to alternate between home and foreign service. The 1st Battalion served in India from 1919 until 1923 and then Egypt and Sudan from 1925 until 1928 followed by eleven years at home. At the outbreak of war they had moved to Palestine.

Hat made from wildcat fur

Hat made from Wild cat fur worn in North China, 1929 - 30

Meanwhile, the 2nd Battalion remained at home until 1927 when they went to Jamaica for two years followed by four years in Hong Kong and China. They then moved to India in 1933 where they remained until just before the outbreak of war when they sailed for Malaya.