museum and archive

archive and research

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Archive contains documents, photographs, official publications and ephemera relating to the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and its antecedent regiments. You can make an enquiry using the form below or visit us in person at Edinburgh Castle by making an appointment.

Family history

We do not hold service records for former soldiers. If you are conducting family history research and want to find out more information about your relative’s service, please contact one of the following organisations:

What regiments does the archive cover?

The Archive contains material connected with the history of the following regiments:

  • 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales’s)
  • 6th Dragoon Guards (The Carabiniers)
  • 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales’s Dragoon Guards)
  • 25th Dragoons
  • Royal Regiment of Scots Dragoons
  • 2nd (Royal North British) Dragoons
  • 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
  • Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys).

What information does the archive contain?

  • Documents including a limited number of casualty lists, muster rolls, orders and unit war diaries
  • Photographs
  • Maps
  • Ephemera including letters and postcards
  • Scrapbooks
  • Regimental journals and other official publications.

What information do I need to provide to make an enquiry?

  • A brief summary of your enquiry
  • Your contact details (full name, address and telephone number/email).

What happens to the information I provide?

Your personal information will be held by the Museum to enable us to respond to your enquiry. This data will then be erased after the enquiry has been completed.

Is there a charge for archive enquiries?

Yes. Where research is involved there is a charge of £25 for staff time payable upon completion of your enquiry.

Can I make an appointment to visit the archive in person?

Yes. Appointments can be made to view archive material by contacting the Curator in advance. You will need to provide a form of photographic ID (passport or driving licence). Please note that the Archive is not open outside weekday office hours or at weekends.