Announcement Date : 29/07/1910Categories: 1902-1913

The Berwick Advertiser – 2nd Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders move from Stobs

29 July 1910

A large number of troops of the Second Battalion of the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders camped in the Thirlestane Castle grounds from Saturday afternoon until Monday morning.   They numbered about 750 men, who are en route from the camp at Stobs to Lauder via Ancrum.  Their next stage is from the Burgh of Gifford, East Lothian, marching through the Lammermours by the Lammerlaw.  The soldiers were visited by large numbers of people on Saturday evening with soldiers walking about the Burgh in large numbers, giving the place an animated appearance.  The troops are accompanied by two bands, brass and pipe, which gave selections of sacred music on Sunday forenoon the most notable item being the hymn “Onward Christian Soldiers”.   The parish minister, the Rev. Wm. McConachie, held a service with the men at 10.30 on Sunday morning with the troops being drawn up in close formation for the service.