The Royal Highland Fusiliers have strong connections with the people of the city of Glasgow and Ayrshire, stretching back to the 17th Century. Since that time local soldiers have served with great distinction on operations around the world.
Keeping the story alive and communicating the importance of our history and duty
Their inspiring story of ordinary men and women committing extraordinary acts in the service of their country is recorded in written records but also in ten thousand or so artefacts which have become part of a unique regimental Collection. Recently the Collection has been housed a building at the west end of Sauchiehall Street which is no longer suitable for a 21st century display and exhibition.
Passing down those stories to the next generation
The Trustees of The Royal Highland Fusiliers intend to save the Collection and create a new museum which will re-define the interpretation, design and ethos of regimental and military museums. It will be a memorial and an inspiration to past and present soldiers as well as being an example of how this great Regiment can be brought to new life.
Drawing inspiration from our local and cultural history
The most likely location for the Museum’s new home is in the refurbished Kelvin Hall. The cost of undertaking such a momentous project will be significant and the Trustees have decided to launch a Museum Heritage Appeal in November 2014 with the aim of raising £5M over the next five years. This money will cover the capital cost of moving the Museum and laying down seed-corn money for operating costs thereafter.