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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 www.army.mod.uk/2div/Organisation/index.htm

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 troops)
The King's Own Scottish Borderers, based in Omagh, Northern Ireland. (474 troops)
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" by 2008.

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.

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