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Earl of Buccleugh’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Second Civil War
ColonelEarl of Buccleugh
Walter Scott
William Baillie
Area RaisedTweeddale
Coat ColourGrey
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeven 1643-5

Later Colonel Walter Scott’s, then Colonel William Baillie’s Regiment of Foot

Covenanter Regiment of Foot raised for service in England, forming part of Leven’s army

Service History


  • Raised


  • April to July: Siege of York
  • 2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • July: Siege of York
  • July to October: Siege of Newcastle


  • July to September: Siege of Hereford


Coats, Flags & Equipment

The regiment was likely dressed in ubiquitous Scots hodden grey with blue bonnets.

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 1. The Army of the Covenant 1639-1651 Partizan Press 1998 ISBN 094652550

Earl of Buccleugh

Col Walter Scott

Took over the regiment in 1645

Col William Baillie


See Also