As part of the English Civil War Society, the Earl of Loudoun's Regiment of Foote, which belongs to the Armie of the Covenant, participates in the accurate re-enactment of 17th century life and warfare.
We are a re-enactment group based in Scotland with members throughout the country and beyond. Our main historical era is the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but we primarily focus on the period of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, 1638-1654. We meet at musters (re-enactment events) which can vary in size from small (non-military and military) "living histories" with small drill displays up to full-blown major events or battles. All the arms of military life are employed by us in the society: regiments of infantry armed with pike and musket, squadrons of horse (cavalry) and batteries of ordnance (cannon). And a thriving civilian presence too. A unique hobby that literally jumps you back in time!
Are you passionate about history? Are you wanting to go beyond the books and YouTube documentaries? Then maybe what we're doing is what you seek! Let us know! We are always looking for 'volunteers'. We'll help you find a role that best suits you and maybe even your family. We would love to get you involved!
If you are running/organising an event that is looking for something different to add value to the show then the Earl of Loudoun's Regiment may be the answer. To find out more about what is involved, click the button below or indeed feel free to contact us to discuss the details.
Want to come and see us in action, find out what it is all about and meet the members? Click here to see our current events list.
The following photographs were taken by Mark Leslie, a full time support worker with social services, who has a passion for Fine Art photography. Mark rarely publishes his remarkable work, it was a pleasure to have him at our annual banquet and to see the results below has been mind blowing for our members (and guests).
"I was delighted to be invited as a guest to Loudoun’s Regimental Banquet. I enjoyed myself immensely meeting all sorts of different people. I set up in a wee room at the side of the hall and out of logistics and time tried to work on a set of images that had some sort of continuity.
I've been wanting for ages to connect with reenactors to work on Images, particularly my love and passion for ‘The 17th century’ and boy was I not disappointed, being there in person and seeing all these people walking about in real time like Scottish Vermeer and Rembrandts was jaw dropping and I was gushing with everyone I met, they must have thought I'd escaped from the local looney bin...but they honestly looked so beautiful. Anyway, just to say a huge thank you to everyone involved and all the hard work that must have went into making it such a memorable event." - Mark
Use the scroll bar below the following images of Loudoun's members, to view the full Portrait collection click on the button belowand view the full gallery, which has many 'friends' of the regiment included as well as a chance to look at the 'Classic Dutch (Scots) Masters' by Mark Leslie .....
Ensign Aeneas Ferguson,