Barry Hilton - My Scottish battalions in particular have had more attention lavished upon them than any others. I may well have leant towards the Jacobite cause if alive at the time but have always been fascinated by the mercenary regiments from Scotland who fought for the French and the Dutch.
This sketch is the facing page for the records of Dumbarton's Regiment. Known under a variety of titles between 1685 and 1714 the oldest line regiment in the army was on the English establishment and not the Scots. My battalion features elsewhere in the blog but here it is again.