Colonel Walter Scott of Heartwoodburn’s Regiment of Horse

Active1649 to 1651
ConflictsThird Civil War
ColonelWalter Scott
Earl of Linlithgow
Area RaisedTeviotdale & Selkirk
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeslie 1650
Charles 1651

Later the Earl of Linlithgow’s Regiment of Horse

Covenanter cavalry regiment raised in the Third Civil War fighting at Dunbar and Worcester

Service History


  • February: Scott commissioned colonel for 400 horse to be raised in Teviotdale and Selkirk
  • June: Scott's troop quartered at Nithsdale
  • June to August: Lt Col William Ker of Newton sent to collect the Engager weaponry left at Berwick and Carlisle


  • June: Ordered to Selkirk (Scott & Ker) and Lauderdale (Capt Scott)
  • September: Battle of Dunbar
  • October: Ordered to Stirling
  • November: Quartered at Alyth
  • December: Col Scott dies and the regiment is given to the Earl of Linlithgow


  • Quartered in Angus
  • January: Recruits raised in Perthshire
  • May: Assigned to the Montgomery’s 2nd Cavalry Brigade
  • 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

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Walter Scott of Heartwoodsburn

Earl of Linlithgow


  • July 1649: 3 troops; Colonel Scott 60, Lt Col Ker 53, Capt Archibald Scott of Syntoun 50
  • August 1649: 227 levies planned from Selkirk & Teviotdale
  • July 1650: 225 levies planned from Selkirk & Teviotdale
  • Winter 1650-1: Recruits ordered from Perthshire and Kennedy of Kirkhill's horse

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