SCOTLAND’S history and the role they played against Russia in the Crimea War is set to be explored at the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum.

The lecture will form part of the 2023 Winter Lecture Series, which will be hosted by former Argyll Colonel Alastair Campbell and take a look at the war between 1853-1856 and the role the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders.

The regiment famously formed the ‘Thin Red Line’ of resistance against the Russian advance during the Battle of Balaclava.

The victory helped turn the tide during the conflict and became one of the Scottish battalion’s most lauded military feats.

Col Campbell hopes to link his talk with the current Russo-Ukranian War and feature eyewitness reports of the front line.

He said: “The Thin Red Line episode is special because the Sutherland Highlanders were the only infantry regiment to get the battle honour for Balaclava. It was a crucial moment in a conflict that was itself a turning point in the history of warfare.

“The Crimean War helped give birth to a modern era, in terms of tactics, weaponry and media involvement, as well of course as advancing military medicine and hygiene thanks to the likes Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.”

The lecture will take place at 11am on Saturday, February 25 in the Colours Room of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders museum at Stirling Castle.

Refreshments will be on offer during the 45 minute talk.