Display to mark 200th anniversary of Waterloo


In the year marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, two rare examples of regimental Colours will go on display at Edinburgh Castle.

Due to open in May, the display will be the last opportunity that members of the public will have to view the surviving pair of Colours or flags of the 3rd Battalion of The Royal Scots which accompanied the Battalion into battle on the 18th June 1815.

Once carried by The Royal Scots into a number of battles, including Waterloo, these regimental honours depict their own and the King’s colours, with the royal cypher of King George III, representing honour and traditions as a symbol for rallying during the battle.

Following this last showing, in partnership with The Royal Scots Regimental Museum based within the walls of Edinburgh Castle, the colours will be permanently archived to ensure their preservation.