Please Sign In | Register
Google pluspinterestShare on Stumble UponShare on RedditFacebookShare on Tumblr
TITLE
Colour Party at Fort George
EXTERNAL ID
PAW18796A
PLACENAME
Fort George
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Ardersier
DATE OF IMAGE
1953
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
David Whyte Studio
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
21034
KEYWORDS
uniforms
army
Colour Party at Fort George

A colour party of the Queen's Own Highlanders at Fort George. The photograph shows the coatee style of No. 1 dress tunic. The two ensigns carrying the colours and the officer on the left are wearing the dagger or sgian dubh, which was worn by officers and pipers of the Highland Regiments from the 1840s.

The colour was originally a flag used as a rallying point in battle. Now, it is largely symbolic, representing the spirit of the regiment


This image can be purchased.
For further information about purchasing and prices please email the
Highland Photographic Archive quoting the External ID.

For guidance on the use of images and other content, please see the Terms and Conditions page.
High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC042593
Powered by Capture

Colour Party at Fort George

INVERNESS: Ardersier

1950s

uniforms; army

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

David Whyte Collection, Highland Photographic Archive

A colour party of the Queen's Own Highlanders at Fort George. The photograph shows the coatee style of No. 1 dress tunic. The two ensigns carrying the colours and the officer on the left are wearing the dagger or sgian dubh, which was worn by officers and pipers of the Highland Regiments from the 1840s.<br /> <br /> The colour was originally a flag used as a rallying point in battle. Now, it is largely symbolic, representing the spirit of the regiment <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.