95. Craigiehall, South Queensferry. (NT 167 753)
Headquarters of the Army 2nd Division. 2nd Division is responsible
for the management of the Army's resources and infrastructure in
Scotland and the North of England. 2nd Division consists of four
brigades. The Scottish brigades are 51 (Scottish) Brigade based
at Forthside Stirling, and 52 Infantry Brigade based at Edinburgh
Castle. For further information on the 51 and 52 Brigades visit
Six infantry regiments form the Scottish Division, and each regiment
consists of one battalion. The six Scottish regiments are:
The Royal Highland Fusiliers, currently based in Cyprus and who
have seen active service in the Falklands and Iraq. (574 troops)
The Royal Scots, based at Dreghorn Barracks in Edinburgh. (461 troops)
The Highlanders, based in Fallingbostel in Northern Germany. (510
The King's Own Scottish Borderers, based in Omagh, Northern Ireland.
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who are based in Canterbury
at present after returning from Iraq. (510 troops)
The Black Watch are currently deployed in Basra, Southern Iraq but
are based in Warminster. (531 troops)
Under current MoD plans to reduce the number of infantry regiments
in the UK, one Scottish regiment will be disbanded. It is believed
that either the Black Watch or the Highlanders will be cut, with
the remaining five regiments arranged into one or two "super-regiments"
The Scots Guards and the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards are the other
Scottish regiments and are both based in Germany.
Craigiehall House was built in the early 18th Century and has been
the headquarters of the Black Watch Regiment. In addition to the
Army, there are other branches of the military based at Craigiehall.
This includes the HQ of the Army Training Estate in Scotland. The
base employs 200 civilian personnel.