The History of Leith

March 15, 2013

Ist Midlothian Rifles (Does not exist now)

In No. 132 Constitution Street have long been established the headquarters
and orderly-room of the Leith Volunteer
Corps, numbered as the ist Midlothian Rifles.
Originally clad in grey (like the city volunteers),
this regiment now wears scarlet, faced unmeaningly
with black, and their badge is the arms of Leith—
the Virgin and Holy Child seated in the middle of
a galley, with the motto, ” Persevere.” The corps
was raised when the volunteer movement began,
under Colonel Henry Arnaud, a veteran officer of
the East India Company’s Service, who, in turn,
was succeeded by D. R. Macgregor, Esq., the late
popular M.P. for the Leith Burghs.

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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