In May 1968, as part of cutbacks to the British Army, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) were disbanded at a moving ceremony held at the same spot in Douglas in Lanarkshire at which it had been raised in 1689.

Cameronian Sunday 2011
Commemoration Conventicle at Douglas, 2011

For many years it was Scotland’s only Rifle Regiment and its dark green tunic marked it out as an elite formation.  During the First World War it raised 27 battalions and during the Second World War its battalions served  in Europe and Burma. My father, Douglas Haig McCreath, served with the 7th Battalion in North West Europe in World War II, as part of the 52nd Lowland Division.