Soldiers from The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (5 SCOTS) will hold a series of parades throughout their traditional Scottish recruiting areas in June 2013. The battalion, which is currently based in Canterbury, will march in Port Glasgow, Paisley, Stirling and Falkirk.

As part of the Army 2020 announcement in July 2012, the need for a Scottish Public Duties Incremental Company was identified. Therefore, the decision was made to reduce 5 SCOTS and convert their role from an Air Assault Battalion to a Public Duty Incremental Company. 

In June 2013 the battalion will become, Balaklava Company, 5th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) – a fully formed Light Infantry Company, with around 100 soldiers, whose primary role will be to conduct State Ceremonial and Public Duties across Scotland. The reduction in strength will see the majority of soldier’s backfilling to other Scottish battalions.

Official Parade Details updated from last night..

Parade sets off at 11am down Gilmour Street to High Street.

Along High Street to Storie Street.

Down Storie Street into Witherspoon Street Witherspoon Street into New Street.

Cross Causeyside Street into Orchard Street.

Turn left into Bridge Street.

Turn Left into Abbey Close. 

Lord Lieutenant and Depute Provost receives the Battalion at

approximately 11.45am.


Details courtesy of Renfrewshire Council and the British Army Press office.