Officer's Shoulder Belt Plate

The white leather shoulder belt was worn by officers of Scottish regiments in full dress in dismounted order. Mounted officers generally wore swords attached to their waist-belt. The plate was positioned on the front of the belt just above the point where the crimson sash crossed over. The device on the burnished gilt plate was the usual Thistle badge with the scroll below. This plate was worn with this title since 1881 even though the title of the regiment was initially The Lothian Regiment. The scroll itself is surprisingly uninspired in design but it remained unchanged for the whole period of full dress.

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