The Scots Greys will be at Soldiers of Killicrankie, dressed as they were back in the 17th century.
The regiment's history began in 1678, when three independent troops of Scots Dragoons were raised. Three years later, in 1681, they formed the Royal Regiment of Scots Dragoons. A 17th century dragoon was a mounted infantryman who would ride his horse into battle, dismount and fight using his sword or firearms. Dragoons were particularly suited to operations over rough terrain and against irregular or guerilla forces.
Andy Dewar McCabe, ex Royal Military College Sandhurst Equestrian Instructor, is part of the Troop recreating the 17th century Scots Greys at Killiecrankie. Andy says "Recreating the Scots Greys, arguably Scotland's most prestigious cavalry regiment is very special indeed for me. It has really opened my eyes as to how cavalry were used over Scotland's rough terrain three hundred years ago."
Today Andy owns and runs Rannoch Equestrian, at Kinloch Rannoch, a short drive from Killiecrankie, he specialises in all aspects of horsemanship for everyone. Alan Larson of the Troop specialises in recreating, to a very high standard, historical cavalry displays. Over the last 20 years, the Troop have travelled the world, providing mounted displays in the Crimea, Africa and Europe as well as in the Uk.