This is the standard history of all the Scottish Volunteer Units that were first raised in 1859, down to the re-organisation of the army in 1908 when the Territorials were created. The political reasons for establishing the Volunteers are examined, together with the nature of the men who enrolled. What was created was an efficient and effective territorial force on which the later TA was modelled. The book gives details of the Volunteers’ weapons, uniforms and kit, and also looks at the formation of Volunteer engineers and mounted infantry. This is a complete history of this force, and the detail is first class.The second part of the book gives the records of all units raised with their dates of service, and includes light cavalry, mounted infantry, Royal Garrison Artillery Volunteers, Royal Engineer Volunteers, Electrical Engineers and all the infantry volunteer units. Appendices give the statistics of this large force of volunteers.The book also contains 47 full colour plates (depicting 210 uniforms) which complete the picture of the Scottish Volunteer Force in the 19th Century.