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The Master of Yester’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1648
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Second Civil War
ColonelMaster of Yester
Area RaisedTweeddale and Linlithgow
Coat ColourGrey
Flag ColourBlue
Flag DesignWhite Saltire
Field ArmiesLeven 1644-5
Leslie 1645
Hamilton 1648

Covenanter Regiment of Foot raised for service in England, later seeing action in Scotland and in the Second Civil War

Service History


  • Raised in Linlithgow and Tweeddale


  • January: Taking of Warkworth?
  • One company remains in garrison at Warkworth (Capt Lyle)
  • March: Storm of South Shields Fort
  • March: Battle of Hylton
  • 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
  • September: Battle of Philiphaugh (det)


  • August: Battle of Winwick Pass


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

John, Master of Yester


See Also