A very warm welcome to WO1 Stevie Main as the new Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) of 52nd Lowland, 6th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (6 SCOTS).
6 SCOTS is one of two Army Reserve battalions within The Royal Regiment of Scotland, with Army Reserve centres across central and the Lowlands of Scotland.
They are a light role Infantry Battalion and they carry all the latest equipment that they require in order to fight and survive. To do this, they must be both mentally and physically robust, capable of enduring and overcoming the demands of this role, whilst at all times performing to the highest standards.
The Battalion’s Headquarters are in Glasgow and there are Infantry companies in Ayr, Edinburgh and Glasgow with platoon detachments in Bathgate, Dumfries, Galashiels and Motherwell.
Prior to the formation of The Royal Regiment of Scotland in 2006, 52nd Lowland Regiment, 52nd Lowland Volunteers had companies Royal Highland Fusiliers (RHF) in Glasgow, Ayr and Motherwell; with Royal Scots (RS) companies in Edinburgh and Bathgate, and King’s Own Scottish Borderers’ (KOSB) companies at Galashiels and Dumfries. However, this belies the long history of The 52nd Lowland Regiment, which could trace its roots to the Volunteer Battalions of the 19th century and their amazing contribution to WWI and WWI, plus other conflicts.
6 SCOTS continues to reinforce the regular army and many of their number have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.