Category: Scots Army

Categories: Scottish Military

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The Scots Army

The Scots Army, was the army of the Kingdom of Scotland between the Restoration in 1660 and the Acts of Union of 1707. A small standing army was established at the Restoration, which was mainly engaged in opposing Covenanter rebellions and guerrilla warfare pursued by the Cameronians in the East. There were also attempts to found a larger militia. By the Glorious Revolution in 1688–89 the standing army was over 3,500 men. Several new regiments were raised to defend the new regime and, although some were soon disbanded several took part in William II's continental wars. By the time of the Act of Union in 1707, the army had seven units of infantry, two of horse and one troop of Horse Guards.

Shortly after 1707 it was combined with the English Army to form the British Army


Dalton, Charles (1909). The Scots army, 1661-1688, with memoirs of the commanders-in-chief. London Eyre and Spottiswoode.

For Scots in Foreign Service in the period see: Scots in Foreign Service

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