Museum of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

1st Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. The machine gun section India 1913
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The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum is located in Stirling Castle, in the city of Stirling, Scotland.

The Museum traces the history of the 91st Argyllshire Highlanders and the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders up to the time of their amalgamation in 1881 when they became the 1st and 2nd Battalions of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regiment and thereafter to the present day.

Stirling Castle, Royal Palace of the Stuart Kings, has been the home of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise’s) since 1881 and through the years, many objects of regimental interest have been handed in, including: paintings, medals, silver, uniform and documents.

However, it was not until 1988 that a museum was opened in the King’s Old Building of the Castle to display these objects; and, perhaps more importantly, to relate the illustrious history of the Regiment and the many personal stories of the officers, soldiers and their families.

The Museum receives modest Ministry of Defence funding, but is almost entirely maintained through public donations. The Museum is governed by a charitable trust: The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum Trust.

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Opening hours

1 Apr - 30 Sep, 0930-1700.
1 Oct - 31 Mar, 1000–1615.
Please note that doors close 15 minutes before the stated times.

Admission charges

Entrance to the Museum is free; however a charge is made by Historic Scotland for entry to Stirling Castle.

Collection details

Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities

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Cruachan's Adventures

  • 13 — 15 May 2016

Cruachan is teeny tiny. He doesn't mind being small, because that is what he is best at. Cruachan is a Shetland Pony and he has a very important job - he is the mascot of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders! Cruachan and his friend, Sylvia Troon, a very talented puppeteer and storyteller, want to share with you tales of adventure and derring-do based on the real inhabitants of Stirling Castle from days gone by. The whole family will be enthralled as Sylvia and her puppets tell stories of naughty drummer boys and fascinating tales of soldiers and their extraordinary deeds. Cruachan and Sylvia would love to have your help to make these stories come alive, so have your little soldiers at the ready. This event is sure to have them stand to attention!

No need to book, just come along! Entry into the museum and event is free, although please note that Historic Scotland charge for entry into Stirling Castle. For pricing, please visit:


Please note the event is free but there are admission prices to enter Stirling Castle. For more information please visit:


Museum of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
The Castle
Stirling and Falkirk




01786 475165

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