George Douglas, 16th Earl of Morton in the dress of the Royal Company of Archers at the turn of the 18th and 19th century, holding a longbow and a black-plumed white cockaded cap, in Holyrood Park, with Duddingston Loch and Edinburgh Castle beyond. (William Beechey)
this uniform belonged to Francis John Carruthers, J.P. (1868-1945), a man whose military career spanned his lifetime. He was Lieutenant-Colonel to the late Kings Own Scottish Borderers, which involved campaigns in Egypt in 1888 and in South Africa during 1900-02. He was also a Brigadier for the Royal Company of Archers, Queen's Bodyguard for Scotland in 1900 and Deputy Assistant Director at the War Office, 1915-19. He then went on to become Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel in 1917
Stone of Scone going home after 700 years: from the archive, 4 July 1996
A BRITISH (SCOTTISH) EDWARDIAN UNIFORM OF THE KING’S BODY GUARD OF THE ROYAL COMPANY OF ARCHERS. Dark green wool tail coat with velvet cuffs, collar and facings embroidered in a gold bullion thistle motif, gold King‘s crown buttons. Displaying a pair of gold and green epaulettes with a Queen’s Body Guard unit designation, indicating that the uniform was worn during the transitional period between the two monarchs. Matching green wool trousers with gold braid stripes. Complete with gold…
A guard of honour was mounted at the cathedral door by the Royal Company of Archers, the Queen's bodyguard for Scotland, while the band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland played in West Parliament Square
A new portrait of Her Majesty has been commissioned by the Royal Company of Archers, The Queen's Bodyguard for Scotland, in celebration of her 90th birthday year! HM is wearing the robes of The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle in this full-length portrait, which was painted by artist Nicola Jane (Nicky) Philipps from a sitting with HM at Windsor Castle this past March.