Sir William Douglas of Kirkness' Regiment of Foot

Active1650 to 1651
ConflictsThird Civil War
ColonelSir William Douglas
Sir George Douglas
Area RaisedFife
Coat ColourGrey?
Flag ColourYellow
Flag DesignBlack saltire
Field ArmiesLeslie 1650
Charles 1651

Later Sir George Douglas' Regiment of Foot

Covenanter regiment of foot of the Third Civil War

Service History


  • July: Douglas commissioned colonel to raise the regiment in Fife and Kinross
  • 3rd September: Battle of Dunbar, Sir William Douglas captured and later died of wounds
  • Taken over by Sir George Douglas?


  • September: Battle of Worcester


A history of the unit is shown in Edward M. Furgol’s A Regimental History of the Covenanting Armies 1639-1651 Edinburgh, 1990. ISBN 0 85976 194 0

Coats, Flags & Equipment

As was common for Scots foot regiments, the Colonel's company carried a white flag while other companies carried coloured flags. The white flag had a red heart, crown and seven stars and the motto NEC TIMERE NEC TIMIDE as well as the inscription COVENANT FOR RELIGION KING AND KINGDOM, all quite crudely drawn. Flags of the other companies were yellow with a black saltire and various distinctions; a gold caravel; a blue fleur de lis. The inscription was Couanant for Religion King and Kingdomes1)

Notable Officers

Sir William Douglas

Killed at Dunbar

Sir George Douglas

Led at Worcester


  • July 1650: 700 men to be levied

See Also

1) Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours Partizan Press 1988