High Street drill hall, Dunkeld

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High Street drill hall
Dunkeld, Scotland
Former Drill Hall in Dunkeld - geograph.org.uk - 4144184.jpg
High Street drill hall
High Street drill hall is located in Perth and Kinross
High Street drill hall
High Street drill hall
Location in Perth and Kinross
Coordinates 56°33′55″N 3°35′12″W / 56.56535°N 3.58664°W / 56.56535; -3.58664Coordinates: 56°33′55″N 3°35′12″W / 56.56535°N 3.58664°W / 56.56535; -3.58664
Type Drill hall
Site history
Built 1900
Built for War Office
In use 1900 – Present

The High Street drill hall was a military installation in Dunkeld.

History

The building was created by the conversion of an early Victorian house for use as the headquarters of the Scottish Horse in around 1900.[1] The regiment was mobilised at the drill hall in August 1914 before deployed to Gallipoli.[2] In 1940, during the Second World War, the Scottish Horse Regiment was split to become the 79th (The Scottish Horse) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery and the 80th (The Scottish Horse) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery.[3] In 1947, the Scottish Horse rejoined the Territorial Army list with its HQ back at Dunkeld. In 1956, an amalgamation was announced with the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry and, on 31 October 1956, the Scottish Horse became part of a new regiment known as the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry/Scottish Horse with its headquarters at Yeomanry House in Cupar.[3] The drill hall in Dunkeld continues to be used as training centre.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Dunkeld, High Street, Scottish Horse Museum". Canmore. Retrieved 17 December 2017. 
  2. ^ "Scottish Horse". The Long, Long Trail. Retrieved 17 December 2017. 
  3. ^ a b The Scottish Horse at regiments.org by T.F.Mills at the Wayback Machine (archived 15 July 2007)
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