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Interior-detail of banners and arches

SC 730225

Description Interior-detail of banners and arches

Date 1895

Collection Bedford Lemere and Company

Catalogue Number SC 730225

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of BL 13217

Scope and Content Regimental Banners, North Chancel Aisle, St Giles' Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh St Giles' Cathedral, the historical High Kirk of Edinburgh, dates from the late 14th century although some evidence remains of an earlier 12th-century church on the site. It was damaged and altered in the 16th century after the Reformation, and remodelled in the early 19th century before being restored in 1871-83 to much of its former glory. The interior was photographed in 1895 by the architectural photographer, Harry Bedford Lemere. The colours and battle honours of famous Scottish regiments, mounted on the pillars along the north chancel aisle, include those of the 79th Cameron Highlanders, presented to the regiment in 1828 and in use when they embarked for the Crimea in 1854; colours of the 74th Highlanders, carried during the Kaffir War of 1851-2; and those of the Reay Fencible Highlanders, 1801-2. The oldest colours belong to Lord Lynedoch's Regiment of the 90th Perthshire Light Infantry, 1794-1817, which were carried during the taking of Malta and during the conquest of Egypt in 1801. They were also carried by the regiment in Martinique and Guadeloupe in the West Indies campaign of 1809-10. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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