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The Stirlingshire Militia

A shire is a traditional term for a division of land, found in Great Britain and some other English speaking countries. Stirlingshire or the County of Stirling is a historic county and registration county of Scotland, based in Stirling, the county town. It borders Perthshire to the north, Clackmannanshire and West Lothian to the east, Lanarkshire to the south, and Dunbartonshire to the south-west.

The Stirlingshire Militia: Dumbarton, Clackmannan, and Kinross Highland Borderers Light Infantry, now 3rd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louiseʹs), was first embodied in the Scottish troubles of Charles I's time, when it was on the side of the Covenanters. In the days of Charles II it took the other side. It was called into being in 1715, and again in 1745, but took no part in these struggles. It volunteered, to pass over the intervening times, in the Crimean War, and it actually went to South Africa in 1902, but was too late to see much service.