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Earl of Buccleugh’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1648
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, subsequently continuing as part of the Scots New Model 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



  • Form part of the Scots New Model Army
  • Taken over by Baillie


Coats, Flags & Equipment

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

Notable Officers

Lists of the regiment's officers =are shown in Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 1. The Army of the Covenant 1639-1651 Partizan Press 1998 ISBN 094652550 and in Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours Partizan Press 1988 ISBN 094652550 1

Earl of Buccleugh

Col Walter Scott

Took over the regiment in 1645

Col William Baillie

William Baillie took over the regiment in 1648 when Lieutenant General.


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