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Edinburgh Castle, Esplanade, The King's Own Scottish Borderers Plaque

Plaque (20th Century), War Memorial (20th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh Castle, Esplanade, The King's Own Scottish Borderers Plaque

Classification Plaque (20th Century), War Memorial (20th Century)

Canmore ID 310915

Site Number NT27SE 1.63

NGR NT 25348 73477

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian


Project (1997)

The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association ( set up a National Recording Project in 1997 with the aim of making a survey of public monuments and sculpture in Britain ranging from medieval monuments to the most contemporary works. Information from the Edinburgh project was added to the RCAHMS database in October 2010 and again in 2012.

The PMSA (Public Monuments and Sculpture Association) Edinburgh Sculpture Project has been supported by Eastern Photocolour, Edinburgh College of Art, the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Historic Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust, The Old Edinburgh Club, the Pilgrim Trust, the RCAHMS, and the Scottish Archive Network.

Field Visit (7 October 2002)

Bronze plaque inserted into wall, consisting of an inscription and, in the top left corner, the regiment's coat of arms

Inspected By : T.S.

Inscriptions : In incised letters: Hereabouts on the 19th of March in 1689 / David Leslie - Earl of Leven - raised a / Regiment of Foot in the space of two hours / for the defence of the City - - / To commemorate this act and also the gallant / behaviour of the new Regiment at the Battle / of Killiekrankie some months later - the City / Magistrates conferred upon LEVEN'S Regiment / the unique right of recruiting by beat of drum / in the City and of marching through the City at / any time with drums beating - colours flying and / bayonets fixed = The Regiment - later titled the / 25th Edinburgh} Regiment of Foot - is now known as / THE KING'S - OWN - SCOTTISH - BORDERERS / and frequently exercises this privilege

Signatures : In cursive script at bottom right corner of plaque:

Pilkington Jackson Des. 1973

Design period : 1973

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0486)

Project (February 2014 - July 2014)

A data upgrade project to record war memorials.


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