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 Argyll’s Highland regiment were raised anew for service in Ireland in 1642, storming Rathlin Island, then forming part of Monro’s army in Ulster until recalled to Scotland in 1644. Although heavily defeated at Inverlochy in February 1645 the regiment survived to fight again at Kilsyth. Remnants of the regiment returned to and persisted in Ulster, despite a failed attack on Islay and detachment of 200 men to Monro'​s Engager force in 1648, surrendering at last in September 1648 when Monck took Carrickfergus. ​ Argyll’s Highland regiment were raised anew for service in Ireland in 1642, storming Rathlin Island, then forming part of Monro’s army in Ulster until recalled to Scotland in 1644. Although heavily defeated at Inverlochy in February 1645 the regiment survived to fight again at Kilsyth. Remnants of the regiment returned to and persisted in Ulster, despite a failed attack on Islay and detachment of 200 men to Monro'​s Engager force in 1648, surrendering at last in September 1648 when Monck took Carrickfergus. ​
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 +The regiment raised for service in Ireland has been proposed as the original formation of the [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Scots_Guards|Scots Guards]] but this notion was convincingly refuted by Stevenson ((The Myth of the Founding of the Scots Guards in 1642. David Stevenson. The Scottish Historical Review, Vol. 56, No. 161, Part 1 Apr., 1977, pp. 114-118. Edinburgh University Press https://​www.jstor.org/​stable/​25529225 Accessed: 16-04-2020 12:11 UTC))
  
 Despite the remnants left in Ireland, in December 1645 Argyll was commissioned to re-raise the regiment in Scotland. On 29th January 1647 the regiment was re-constituted from regiments in Scotland (together with Campbell of Ardkinglass’s Highland Regiment) as part of the Scots New Model Army and in March formed part of David Leslie’s army sent to suppress the remnants of MacColla’s ​ forces in the Highlands. In 1648, despite Argyll’s opposition, part of the regiment took part in the Duke of Hamilton’s disastrous Preston campaign, surrendering at Winwick and Warrington. ​ Despite the remnants left in Ireland, in December 1645 Argyll was commissioned to re-raise the regiment in Scotland. On 29th January 1647 the regiment was re-constituted from regiments in Scotland (together with Campbell of Ardkinglass’s Highland Regiment) as part of the Scots New Model Army and in March formed part of David Leslie’s army sent to suppress the remnants of MacColla’s ​ forces in the Highlands. In 1648, despite Argyll’s opposition, part of the regiment took part in the Duke of Hamilton’s disastrous Preston campaign, surrendering at Winwick and Warrington. ​