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Name Type 1914 Use Current Use Notes
Aberdeen
Bridge of Don Gordon Barracks TAC. B Company 7th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland,Aberdeen Universities Naval Unit, Royal marine Reserve, 205 Field Hospital Built in 1933 as the depot, The Gordon Highlanders. Closed as a training establishment in 1986.
125 Don St, Roy Strathdee Building. Drill Hall - TAC Aberdeen Universities Officers Training Corp Opened in 1975
St Luke- Viewfield St Former private house. - RHQ & Museum, Gordons Early 20th C. arts & crafts house.
North Silver St-Ruby House Artillery Volunteer Hall HQ & G Sqdn, 2nd Scottish Horse; HQ & 1-3 batteries & Ammunition Column, 1st Highland Bde Demolished. Occupied trapezoidal site in angle of Ruby Place & Ruby Lane.
Fonthill Rd Barracks. #1 Coy, North Scottish RGA-Defended Ports; base for #3 Coy Highland Div. Transport & Supply Column ASC; HQ & A-C sects. #1 & 2 Highland Div. Field Amb. RAMC; #1 Scottish Gen. & Highland Clearing Hosp. RAMC. Demolished. -
80 Hardgate Drill Hall HQ & #2 Field Coy Divl. RE; HQ & 1-4 sects. RE Divl. Sigs. Coys; HQ & #1 Works Coy, 4th Bn Gordons Demolished. -
Woolmanhill Drill Hall In use Demolished. 1920- HQ & A-H Coys, 4th Gordons.
28 Guild St HQ 4th Gordons 1908 Do. Offices. Customs House.
14 Union Wynd- Albert Hall HQ Aberdeen Coys. RAMC Do. Demolished. c.1908.
Great Southern Rd Hutted camp n/a Housing/MoT station. Bought 1939.
Aberfeldy
Wades Place Drill Hall Drill Station for B Sqdn, 1st Scottish Horse; base for H Coy, 6th Black Watch. Demolished. -
Aberlour (Charlestown of)
Victoria Terrace Drill Hall Drill Station for B Coy, 6th Gordons Art Gallery Originally built as school.
Aboyne
Croft Rd Drill Hall Drill Station for G Sqdn, 2nd Scottish Horse; base for F Coy, 7th Gordons. Survives. Possibly WW1. Double hut type building.
Achiltibuie
- Drill Hall Drill Station for E Sqdn, Lovat Scouts. Piping School. Timber hut with indoor range.
Alexandria
158-160 Middleton St - - - -
1-5 Overton St Drill Hall Base for F Coy, 9th Argylls. Houses. Built 1889. Two-storey front block, single storey hall conjoined to rear.
Alford
Kingsford Rd Drill Hall Drill Station for F Sqdn, 2nd Scottish Horse; base for F Coy, 6th Gordons. Demolished. c.1908.
Airdrie
Craig St Drill Hall. Drill station for Lowland Divl REs Housing. c.1910.
Alloa
Bank St Drill Rm - Housing Volunteer armoury 1860
Marshill. Ochil House Drill station for B Sqdn, Fife & Forfar Yeo.; base for E & H Coys, 7th Argylls. Housing & offices. Built as Tontine Inn 1806, later prison. Drill hall built 1882. Large hall, offices, armoury added later. -
Union St Drill Hall - - Corn Exchange used 1864 & 1866. Drill instructor was in neighbouring property. Old Court House was armoury.
The Whins Armoury - Industrial estate c.1871
Alness
Birkdale, 38 Perrins Rd Drill Hall - House Used from pre-WW1 to 1938, then Scout hut.
Invergordon Rd, Perrins Hall Drill Hall Base for G Sqdn, Lovat Scouts; base for G Coy, 4th Scottish Horse Community Centre Built by Perrins Sauce Co. 1903, bought by TA 1938.
Alva
77 Park St Drill Hall Base for F Coy, 7th Argylls ACF In use by 1899.
Alyth
St Ninians Rd, the Old Armoury Drill Hall Drill station for C Sqdn, 1st Scottish Horse; drill station for F Coy, 6th Black Watch. House In use by 1910. Still in use 1933.
Annan
Solway St Drill Hall Drill station for D Sqdn, Lanarkshire Yeomanry; base for B Coy, 5th KOSB. Demolished. ACF Hut on site. In use by 1908.
Arbroath
Marketgate Drill Hall - Sports Centre In use by 1903
Montrose Rd Drill Hall Drill station for D Sqdn, Fife & Forfar Yeomanry; base for Forfar Batty, 2nd Highland Bde RFA; HQ & E & F Coys, 5th Black Watch. RA unit TAC -
Ardeer
Shore Rd, Ardeer Halls Drill Hall HQ & Ardeer Coy, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Youth & Community Centre. In use by 1911.
Ardrossan
Castle Hill Drill Hall Base for Ammunition Column, 2nd Lowland Bde RFA Fragmented remains in use as joinery yard, on terrace below monument. In use by 1911.
Armadale
High Academy St Drill Hall Base for C Coy, 10th Cyclist Bn, Royal Scots Derelict 2004 -
Auchterarder
Castle Wynd (south) Drill Hall - Garage In use by 1901, subsequently Scout Hut.
Montrose St (Originally New St.) Drill Hall Drill station for D Sqdn, 1st Scottish Horse; base for F Coy, 6th Black Watch. House Built as church 1889, used as drill hall by 1914.
Ayr
South Harbour St Infantry barracks with drill hall. - Demolished. Possibly also militia barracks.
Fort St Drill Hall - Offices In use pre-1900.
24 Wellington Sq. Drill Hall - Fitness Studio In use post 1909
40 Wellington Sq. Riding School For Yeomanry Cafe -
Chalmers Rd Drill Hall HQ & A Sqdn Ayrshire Yeomanry; HQ, Batty & Ammunition Column, Ayrshire RHA; HQ & A Coy, 5th Royal Scots Fusiliers; HQ S. Scottish Infantry Bde. TAC Rebuilt in 1950s.
Seaforth Rd Drill Hall - - TAC 1970s.
Ballachulish
Village Sq. Drill Hall Base for F Coy, 8th Argylls Combined Services Training Area. In use pre-1900.
Ballater
Monattrie Rd Drill Hall - Used by pipe band -
Queen’s Rd Victoria Barracks Drill station for G Sqdn, 2nd Scottish Horse; base for E Coy, 7th Gordons. In use Built 1860 for Balmoral royal guard.
Banchory
Golf Rd Drill Hall Base for A Coy, 7th Gordons. Detached garage now ACF; other buildings now decorating business. Pre-WW1.
Banff
6 Castle St Artillery Drill Hall - DIY shop In use by 1908
Bridge St Drill Hall HQ & C Coy, 6th Gordons Community Centre c.1914
Bannockburn
Skeoch Mills, the Brae Hall - Demolished Pre-WW1. Used by ROAC WW2.
Barrhead
64 Paisley Rd Drill Hall Base for G Coy 6th Argylls United Services Club Pre-1900.
Bathgate
Torphichen St Drill Hall Drill station for D Sqdn, Lothian & Borders Horse; base for D.Coy, 10th (Cyclist) Bn, Royal Scots. n/k Opened 1912 by Lord Roseberry as HQ Cyclists Bn
Beauly
Croyard Rd Drill Hall n/k Demolished In use by 1832
High St- Lovat Arms Hotel Requisitioned HQ & D Sqdn, 1st & 2nd Lovat Scouts; base for G Coy, 4th Cameron Highlanders In use. In use 1871.
Beith
Good Templars Hall Armoury in 1900 n/k Demolished -
19 Crumnock St Drill Hall Base for D Sqdn, Ayrshire Yeomanry; base for D Coy, 4th Royal Scots Fusiliers. Flats c.1914.
Biggar
Corn Exchange Drill Hall/Armoury Drill stations for B Sqdn, Lanarkshire Yeomanry; B Coy; 8th HLI Survives Built 1860
Birnam
Perth Rd Drill Hall Base for G Coy, 6th Black Watch n/k Built 1885 as a school.
Blair Atholl
High St Drill Hall Base for A Sqdn, 1st Scottish Horse; drill station for G Coy, 6th Black Watch. Community Centre. In use by 1907.
Blairgowrie
Union St Drill Hall Drill station for C Sqdn, 1st Scottish Horse; base for E Coy, 6th Black Watch ACF Pre-WW1
Blantyre
Logan St Drill Hall Base for F Coy, 6th Cameronians. Community Centre In use by 1910
Bonar Bridge
Lairg Rd Drill Hall Drill station for G Sqdn, 2nd Lovat Scouts; base for C Coy, 5th Scottish Horse. Survives In use by 1911
Bo’Ness
Corbiehall Drill Hall Base for B Coy, 10th (Cyclist) Bn, Royal Scots. Garage c.1890
Bonhill
Stirling Rd Drill Hall Drill station for E Coy, 9th Argylls Garage Pre-WW1
Bothwell
Green St Drill Hall n/k Demolished Armoury, indoor range & PSI house in use by 1910.
Langside Rd Drill Hall Base for E Coy, 6th Cameronians Demolished Armoury, PSI house, indoor range & messes .
Bowmore
Jamieson St Bowmore Hall Drill station for H Sqdn, 2nd Scottish Horse; base for G Coy, 8th Argylls Survives c.1889
Brechin
Public park entrance Armoury - No trace- Reported 1880.
Bank St Drill Hall Base for Coy, 5th Black Watch. ACF In use by 1903.
Bridge of Allan
Henderson St Museum Hall Drill station for C Coy, 6th Black Watch; drill station for A Coy, 7th Argylls Currently being converted to flats Venue for gig by The Beatles, 1962
Broadford, Skye
Old Pier Lane Drill Hall - Two CI huts remain as shops. Pre-WW1. In use until 1937.
Main St Village Hall Base for D Coy, 4th Camerons In use Drill hall by 1937.
Brora
Fountain Sq Drill Hall Drill Station for F Sqdn, 2nd Lovat Scouts; base for D Coy, 5th Scottish Horse. Now library with ACF to rear. Pre-WW1
Broughty Ferry
The Castle/ Coast Defence Battery RGA Base HQ & 3 Coy, North Scottish RGA-Defended Ports. Survives as ruin Still in use 1933
Broxburn
Port Buchan Cadet Centre - In use since WW2 Hut and underground range
Drumshoreland House Fever Hospital Drill station for Sqdn, Lothian & Border Horse; base for E Coy 10th (Cyclist) Bn Royal Scots In military use since 1990 ACF Camp in 1888
Buckie
W. Church St Volunteer Hall Base for D Coy, 6th Gordons Survives Built 1885 for 5th Banffshire Rifle Volunteers
Bucksburn
Station Rd Drill Hall Drill station for F Sqdn, 2nd Scottish Horse; base for G Coy, 6th Gordons. Demolished. ACF Hut on site In use by 1908
Burntisland
Leven St Drill Hall Base for #6 Coy, Forth RGA-Defended Ports Used by pipe band. ATC in nearby building Built in 1854 as hall of old Parsonage
Cambuslang
Gilbertfield Rd, Dechmont Old TA Camp - Vets -
Campbeltown
Kinloch St- Victoria Hall HQ HQ for B, C & G Coys 1st Argyll Highland Volunteers. Fitness centre Bomb-damaged in WW2. HQ until 1960.
St John St Drill Hall - Demolished Built by 1939, used by Argylls post 1960
Lochend St Cadet Centre Drill station for H Sqdn, 2nd Scottish Horse; base for B Coy & drill station for C Coy 8th Argylls; base for Argyllshire battery, 4th Highland (Mountain) Bde RGA Cadet centre Built 1980s
Carluke
Market Rd Drill Hall Drill Station for B Sqdn, Lanarkshire Yeomanry; base for D Coy, 8th HLI. Demolished Built 1905-6.
Queen St/Market St Drill Hall Base for G Coy, 5th KOSB Swimming pool In use by 1914
Castleton
Main St Drill Hall Base for H Coy, 5th Seaforths Residential Late 19th century
Cathcart
Earls Park Avenue Drill Hall Base for Ammunition Column, 3 Highland (Howitzer) Bde RFA Industrial -
Woodgreen Ave, Carmunnock Rd TAC - TAC Built 1959 for 445 LAA w/shops REME{TA}
Catrine (D & G)
Bridge Lane Drill Hall Base for B Coy, 5th Royal Scots Fusiliers Demolished Pre-1910, disused by 1933.
Chirnside
High St Drill Hall Drill Station for E Coy, 4th KOSB. Social club Built 1871 for 7th Berwickshire Rifle Volunteers
Clackmannan
Pennyschool Place Drill Hall Drill station for H Coy, 7th Argylls Demolished In 1883, 1st Clackmanshire & Kinross Rifle Volunteers formed here.
Clydebank
Douglas St Drill Hall Base for G & H Coys, 9th Argylls Demolished Built 1884 as a public hall.
Coatbridge
Water St Drill Hall n/a Demolished Given up 1910
Quarry St Drill Hall Base for C Sqdn, Lanarkshire Yeomanry and #1 Field Coy, Lowland Divnl REs. Demolished In use by 1910
Coldstream
High St Attached to church Drill station for A Sqdn, Lothian & Border Horse; base for E Coy, 4th KOSB. British Legion TAC in 1950
Connell
Main St Drill Hall Base for H Sqdn, 2nd Scottish Horse. Demolished Former blanket mill. Present village hall stands on site.
Coupar Angus
Athole St Drill Hall Base for C Sqdn, 1st Scottish Horse; drill station for E Coy, 6th Black Watch Red Cross Pre-WW1
Cowdenbeath
Stenhouse St Drill Hall Base for D Coy, 7th Black Watch Demolished Converted chapel
Cowie (Stirling)
Station Rd Drill Hall & House Base for B Coy, Highland Cyclist Bn. House private residence. Drill hall engineering works Pre-WW1
Crieff
Meadow Lane Drill Hall Drill Station for D Sqdn, 1st Scottish Horse; base for D Coy, 6th Black Watch ACF Pre-WW1
Cromarty
High St Artillery Volunteer Hall Base for #2 Coy, North Scottish RGA-Defended Ports Victoria Hall c.1887
Cumbernauld
Glencryan Rd Drill Hall Drill Station for B Coy, 9th Argylls TAC -
Cumnock
Townhead Drill Hall Base for B Sqdn, Ayrshire Yeomanry; base for E Coy, 5th Royal Scots Fusiliers Changing Rooms Pre-WW1
Cupar
Castlebank Rd Militia Barracks Base for A Sqdn, Fife & Forfar Yeomanry; base for E Coy, 7th Black Watch In use Built as prison 1842. Converted to TAC for Scottish yeomanry 1890
Dalbeattie
Burn St Drill Hall Base for F Coy, 5th KOSB Now flats Pre-WW1
Dalkeith
Eskbank Rd Drill Hall B Sqdn, L & B. Horse; base for E Coy, 8th R Scots Demolished -
Dalmellington
Broome Knowe Drill Hall Base for H Coy, Royal Scots Fusiliers Demolished. ACF hut on site -
Dalry
20 James St Drill Hall Base for F Coy, 4th Royal Scots Fusiliers MCF Fitness studio Pre-WW1
Denny
Herbertshire St Drill Hall - Masonic hall & garage c.1930s
Duke St Cadet centre - - -
Dingwall
Off High St Drill Hall Hut & range Demolished Pre-WW1
Ferry Rd Seaforth Barracks - TAC 1900-14
High St Militia Barracks Base for C sub-section, Ammo Column,4th Highland (Mountain) Bde, RGA-Mountain; HQ & B Coy, 4th Seaforths Demolished -
Dornoch
The Square Drill Hall Base for F Coy, 2nd Lovat Scouts; base for B Coy, 5th Scottish Horse Shops Built as jail 1842-5. In 1880 base for B Coy, 1st Sutherland (Sutherland Highland) Rifle Volunteer Corps, becoming a battalion of Seaforths in 1881
Douglas
Douglas & Angus estate - - Demolished Just inside estate gates
Addison St - Base for A Sqdn, Lanarks. Yeo.; drill station for B Coy, 8th HLI TAC Armoury, PSI quarters & stores 1958.
Dumbarton
Bonhill Rd, Hartfield House - - TAC Built 1853
Latta St Drill Hall Base for #3 Coy, Clyde RGA- Defended Ports; HQ & C Coy, 9th Argylls survives c.1912
Dufftown
Church St Drill hall Drill station for E Sqdn, 2nd Scottish Horse; base for B Coy, 6th Gordons Community Education Centre c.1908
Dumfries
Newall Terrace Drill Hall - Survives c.1890
English St County Police Barracks - Survives c.1876
Edinburgh Rd TAC Base for D Sqdn, Lanarks. Yeomanry; HQ & A Coy, 5th KOSB TAC -
Dunbar
Lauderdale House Regular cavalry depot & base for Yeomanry - ACF on part of site, rest Housing Association c.1790. Military use by 1859, OTC in WW2.
High St Drill Hall Base for A Sqdn, L & B Horse; drill station for D Coy, 8th R S British Legion Pre-1900. Built for Haddingtonshire Artillery Volunteers.
Dunblane
124-6 High St Drill Hall Base for D Sqdn, 1st Scottish Horse; base for C Coy, 6th Black Watch Library Former Free Church, built 1843
Duckburn Depot - Industrial RCT Depot 1980s
Dundee
Brown St/Douglas St Dudhope drill hall HQ & A-C Sections, 3 Highland Divnl Field Ambulance RAMC; HQ & City of Dundee Batty & Ammo Column, 2nd Highland Bde RFA Nightclub c.1909
52 Taylor’s Lane - HQ & #1 Works Coy, RE-Fortress Not traced -
Dalkeith Rd Olivier Barracks - TAC -
Strathmore Ave - - TAC -
Park Wynd Drill Hall - OTC -
Mid Craigie Rd - - TAC Signals
Bell St Albany Quarters Artillery Volunteers University of Tayside c.1908
107 Victoria Rd HQ Black Watch Bearer Coys - Demolished c1908
Queen’s College - - OTC HQ & Mess -
Barrack Rd Barracks Base for C Sqdn, F & F Yeo; HQ & A-H Coys, 4th B W; G-H Coys, 5th B W 4 Coy High. Div. Trans.& Supp. Col. ASC Demolished -
Dunfermline
53 Elgin St, Bruce House Drill Hall - TAC RLC
Bothwell House, Elgin St Drill Hall Base for B Sqdn, Fife & Forfar Yeomanry; HQ & Batty & Ammo Column, Highland RGA-Heavy; base for A Coy, 7th Black Watch; base for E Coy, Highland Cyclist Bn Survives Pre-WW1
Dunkeld
Cathedral St/High St Drill Hall HQ & B Sqdn 1st Scottish Horse. TAC c.1900. In 1940 base for 79 & 80 Med Regs RA formed from Scottish Horse
Dunoon
Corner Argyll St/Queen St Drill Hall - Co-op -
Hafton Estate, Ardnadam - HQ & D Coy, 8th Argylls TAC -
Duns
Tiendhill Green Militia Stores 1857 n/a Demolished 1895 -
South St Drill Hall Base for D Coy, 4th KOSB; drill station for A Sqdn, Lothian & Borders Horse - Built 1895 for 2nd Volunteer Bn KOSB
Earlston
Westfield Rd TAC Drill stations for A Sqdn, Lothian & Border Horse; D Coy, 4th KOSB Demolished -
Easdale
On island near harbour Drill Hall - Refurbished c1870
Ellanbeich village, Easdale Hall Drill Hall Drill station for H Sqdn, 2nd Scottish Horse; base for H Coy, 8th Argylls survives -
East Kilbride
Whitemon East TAC - HQ Scottish Yeomanry c1980s
East Linton
Main St Drill Hall Drill station for A Sqdn, Lothian & Border Horse; also D Coy, 8th Royal Scots Community centre -
East Wemyss
9-11 The Haugh Drill Hall Drill station for Fifeshire Batty, 2nd Highland Bde RFA; also base for G Coy, Highland Cyclist Bn Private house Pre-WW1
Edinburgh
18 Dundonald St Residence. Terrace House HQ & B & D Sqdns, Lothian & Borders Horse. Survives 19th century
30 Grindlay St Drill Hall HQ & 1 & 2 Battys & Ammo Columns 1st Lowland Bde RFA Offices & residential c.1888
124 McDonald St Drill Hall HQ & Batty & Ammo Column, Lowland RGA-Heavy TAC Intelligence Corps Built for RA 1912.
Easter Rd Barracks HQ & 1-4 Coys, Forth RGA-Defended Ports; HQ & A-C sections, 3 Lowland Div. Field Ambulances RAMC Demolished -
28 York Place Drill Hall HQ & #1 Works Coy, & #2 Electric Light Coy, City of Edinburgh REs Survives. Residential. Pre-WW1
Forrest Hill Drill Hall HQ & A-H Coys, #4 & 5 Bns Royal Scots Survives Built 1872.
32 Gilmore Place Drill Hall HQ & A –H Coys, 6th Royal Scots Converted into flats. Built 1911.
89 East Claremont St Drill Hall HQ & A-H Coys, 9th Royal Scots TAC for 52nd Lowland Reg Built 1912.
9 Brandon Terrace - Lowland Mounted Bde Transport & Supply Column ASC; 2nd Lowland Divnl Transport & Supply Column ASC Demolished In use 1914
2 Lindsay Place - #2 Scottish General Hospital RAMC Demolished In use 1914
10 Dublin St Terraced House HQ Lowland Mounted Bde Survives Early 19th c
12 Granton Square TAC RNR HQ, HMS Claverhouse #205 Field Hosp. RAMC Built 1838 as Granton Inn.
Chesser Cresc TAC - Empty c1935
Colinton Rd, Duke of Edinburgh House - - ATC OTC
Alnwickhill Rd Drill Hall - TAC REME Pre-1900
71 Gilmore Place - HQ 1st Lothian Bde Bearer Coys - 19thc
Lanark Rd TAC - 585 Fd Sqn RE (TA) and a REME LAD (TA). From 1969-1999 104 City of Edinburgh Fd Sqn RE (V). Still in use by the Royal Signals c1970s
W. Pilton Camp - HQ Lothian Inf. Bde. Government offices In 1947 base for 519 LAA Reg RA (TA)
Elgin
Cowper (now Cooper) Park Drill Hall HQ 3 Seaforths(?) Library stores In use 1908
Edgar Rd TAC Base for E Sqdn 2 SH; HQ & B-C Coys 6th Seaforths 51 Highland Reg. Pyramidal roof built 1990s.
Ellon
Station Rd Victoria Hall Drill station for F Sqdn, 2 SH; base for E Coy, 5th Gordons Community Centre Built 1901 by public subscription which absorbed Rifle Vols. Funds.
Evie (Orkney)
Unidentified. - Base for #5 Coy, Orkney RGA –Defended Ports - -
Falkirk
Cow Wynd/St Crispin’s Place Drill Hall 4th Argylls School of Dance/Gymnastics Built 1898-9
Bog Rd TAC Base for C Coy, 7th Argylls Industrial Built 1960s
Fauldhouse
Bridge St Drill Hall Base for F Coy, 10th (Cyclist) Bn RS Social club; indoor range now takeaway/tanning studio Built 1908 as Bailie Miner’s Institute & Welfare
Fochabers
Westmoreland St Drill hall Base for E Coy, 6 Seaforths Demolished. Indoor range survives on Market Green. -
Forfar
Brechin Rd/Lochside Rd Drill Hall Base for D Sqdn, F & F Yeo.; base for B Coy, 5BW; base for D Co, Highland Cyclist Bn. Garage to rear, cadet huts to side. Pre-WW1.
146-8 Castle St TAC - TAC Built 1937, possibly either as Post Office or Labour Exchange.
Forres
High St Drill Hall Drill station for E Sqdn, 2 SH; base for A Coy, 6 Seaforths survives Built 1914.
Fort Augustus
War Memorial Hall Drill Hall Drill station for A Sqdn, 1 Lovat’s Scouts; drill station for E Coy, 4th Camerons. Village hall. Built 1913.
Fort George
Barracks Depot Seaforths Depot RHS depot 18th c bastioned fort.
Forth
Main St Armoury Base for 8th HLI Demolished. Built 1914.
Fortrose
Cathedral Sq, Mackerchar Hall Drill Hall Drill station for C Coy, 4th Seaforths. RC Church. Built 1881.
Fort William
Mary St Drill Hall Drill station for A Sqdn, 1 Lovat’s Scouts; base for E Coy, 4th Camerons Housing. Pre-WW1.
Glen Nevis Place Cadet Centre - survives Built 1980s.
Fraserburgh
29 Grattan Place Drill Hall Drill station for F Sqdn, 2 SH; base for G & H coys, 5th Gordons. Church. Pre-1901.
Gairloch
Opposite Low Rd Drill Hall Base for D Coy, 4th Seaforths. Survives. CI Hut.
Galashiels
St John St Volunteer Hall. - Council Offices. Built 1874-5 for 1 Selkirkshire Rifle Vols or Gala Forest Rifles.
Paton St Drill Hall Drill station for C Sqdn, L & B Horse; HQ & F-G Coys 4 KOSB Survives. Built 19th c as Mid Mill offices. Taken over by 1908.
Galston
Barr Castle Tower House Drill station for G Coy, 4 RS Survives. Built 15th/16th c. Drill hall post WW1.
Garmouth
Village centre Drill hall Base for G Coy, 6 Seaforths Community Centre Pre WW1.
Glasgow
Yorkhill Parade/Gilbert St/172 Yorkhill St Drill Hall HQ & A,B & D Sqdns Glas. Yeo; base #4 Coy, Lowland Div. Trans. & Supp. Col ASC; HQ & A-H Coys 6 HLI; HQ & A-B Sects. Lowland Mounted Bde Field Amb; HQ & A-C Sects. 1 & 2 Lowland Div. Field Amb; #3 & 4 Gen. Hosps. RAMC Residential. Yorkhill parade drill hall demolished. In 1947 base for 474 HAA Reg RA (TA)
8 Newton Terr., Charing Cross. Terr. House HQ 3 Lowland Bde RFA; HQ 4 Lowland Bde RFA Solicitors. -
135 Berkeley St, Charing Cross Drill Hall Base for 1 City of Glasgow Bty, 3 Lowland Bde RFA. Sikh Temple In use 1914.
81 Greendyke St Drill Halls HQ & A-H Coys 9th HLI Demolished. -
261 W. Princes St Drill Hall HQ & A-H Coys, 5th Cameronians Robin Anderson Theatre, Scottish National Ballet Built 1895-7 to replace drill hall on Great Western Rd
518 Sauchiehall St House - HQ RHF Built 1903 for photographer.
University Ave. Drill Hall HQ Uni OTC Same Built 1900.
63 Houldsworth St TAC - Para Reg. Built 1980s.
149 Cathedral St Drill Hall HQ & A-H Coys 8 Cameronians Survives. In use 1908.
24 Hill St, Garnethill Drill Hall HQ & A-H Coys, 5 HLI Haldane Building, Glasgow School of Art. Built 1895 to replace earlier drill hall.
69 Main St, Bridgeton Drill hall HQ & A-H Coys 7 HLI Housing. Built 1902.
12 James St Drill Hall HQ & A-H Coys, 7 HLI Furniture Store. Became Kings Cinema 1938.
7 W. George St - HQ Lowland Div. Offices & Shops. -
4 Francis St, Shettleston Drill Hall Drill station for #2 Field Coy, Lowland Divnl REs. 4 City of Glasgow (H) Bty & Ammo Col., 4 Lowland (Howitzer) Brigade RFA Poss. Drill station forC Sqdn, Lanarks. Yeo; Lowland Clearing Hosp; HQ HLI Bde; HQ Scottish Rifle Bde In 1910 Lowland Div. Telegraph Coy, RE & #2 Lowland Field Coy RE. Given up by 1910. Redeveloped
Glenrothes
Baltimore Rd TAC - RLC Built 1980s.
Golspie
Old bank Rd Drill Hall HQ & A Coy, 5 Seaforths Survives. Built 1892.
Gourock
Shore St, Gamble Institute - Possible volunteer centre. - Built 1876.
Binnie Lane Drill Hall Base for H Coy, 6 Argylls Survives. Cadet Hut adjacent. Built 1930s, CI Hut. Possible range in basement, tough outdoor range at Drumshantie.
Govan
Elder St Drill Hall Base for #5 City of Glasgow (H) Bty, 4 Lowland (Howitzer)Bde RFA Demolished In use by 1914.
130 Whitefield Rd Drill Hall - #205 Field Amb., Graham House, RAMC Built 1905-6. Base for DEMS training in WW2.
Govanhill
Victoria Rd (35 Coplaw St Drill Hall HQ & A-H Coys 7th Cameronians Health & Fitness studio. Built 1884-5 for 3 Lanarks. Rifle Vols.
Butterbiggins Rd Drill Hall Base for #4 City of Glasgow (H) Bty & Ammo. Col., #4 Lowland (Howitzer) Bde RFA. - Pre-1914.
Grangemouth
Old Town Hall Used as drill hall - Demolished From 1860
Talbot St Drill Hall Drill station for 3 (Gordon Bde) Coy, Highland Div. Trans.& Supply Col. ASC Demolished. Was Dockers Welfare until demolition.
Central Ave. TAC - - Post WW2
Grantown on Spey
High St Drill Hall - Community Centre Built 1897. Possible earlier venue.
Forest Rd Drill Hall Base for F Coy, 6th Seaforths RAF Outdoor Pursuits Centre Pre-WW1.
Greenock
Eldon St, Fort Matilda Coast battery HQ & #2 Electric Lights Coy Renfrewshire REs-Fortress RM Reserve/RN/Coastguard establishment. -
8 South St Drill Hall HQ & #1 & 2 Renfrewshire (H) Batts., 3 Highland (Howitzer) Bde; drill station C Sqdn, Glasgow Yeo. Leisure centre Pre-WW1.
Former drill hall:: OS grid NS2776 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square! Retrieved December 18, 2011.
Finnart St Small Hall HQ & A-D, F & G Coys, 5th Argylls. Scout Hut c. WW1.
37 Newton St - Argylls - HQ 1st Vol. Bn Argylls in 1907.
Haddington
- - In 1908 HQ 7th Vol. Bn RS; Drill station A Sqdn L & B Horse; HQ & A Coy 8th RS - Apparently has never had a dedicated drill hall ever. In 1859 The White Swan in Brown St changed to The Rifle Arms.
Halkirk
Church St Drill Hall Base for G Coy, 5th Seaforths Residential. Built 1854 as Millkirk Chapel. Converted to drill hall in 1910.
Crescent St Cadet Hut - In use Built 1950s.
Hamilton
Bothwell Rd, Hatton House Drill Hall - Cadet Centre Pre-WW1.
Muirhall, Muir St TAC HQ & A-B Coys 6th Cameronians. Demolished Still a TAC in 1947.
Barrack St Militia Barracks - Demolished c.1857
Hawick
Dovecot St Drill Hall Base for C Sqdn, L & B Horse; base for B & C Coys, 4th KOSB One hut remains. -
Union St ATC - In use Mill attached to 19th c Masonic hall.
Helensburgh
East Princes St Rifle Vols. Hall Already in use as a drill hall before war broke out, in World War I, was the base of the Volunteer Rifles, or to be more exact, (A) Company of the 9th (Dunbartonshire) Princess Louise Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
World War II, it was again the home of the Volunteer Rifles, by then 162 Company of the 54th Light Anti-Aircraft Artillery.
Demolished 2005.

Helensburgh Drill Hall Retrieved May 05, 2011.

Built 1885. CI Hut.
Helmsdale
Harbour St Drill Hall - Shop. 18th c building, converted to drill hall 1891.
Dunrobin St Drill Hall Drill hall for F Sqdn, 2 Lovat Scouts; drill station for D Coy, 5th Seaforths Residential. Pre-WW1
Holm
No location identified - Base for #6 Coy, Orkney RGA-Defended Ports. - -
Huntly
Deveron St Drill hall Drill station for F Sqdn, 2 Scottish Horse; base for H Coy, 6th Gordons In 1908 drill station for A Coy, 4th Vol. Bn Gordons.
Innerleithen
Main St Drill Hall Drill station C Sqdn, L & B Horse; base H Coy, 8th RS. Cleikum Mill. Built 1877.
Inverary
Barn Braes Drill Hall Base for A Coy, 8th Argylls. Demolished. Converted to picture house by Margaret, Duchess of Argyll in 1960s.
Invergordon
Joss St Drill Hall Base for F Coy, 4th Seaforths. Demolished. -
Invergowrie
Main St TAC Drill station for C Sqdn, 1 SH Used by 23 SAS -
Inverness
Perth Rd Cameron Barracks Camerons Survives. Built 1880-6
Telford Rd Militia depot - Only gate towers remain. Built 1850.
Academy St - HQ & A +C Coys, 4th Camerons; base for Highland Mounted Bde, Trans. & Supply col; HQ Mounted Bde. - In use 1914, but not on 1904 map.
Margaret St Drill Hall Base for H Sqdn, 2 Lovat Scouts; HQ & Bty Inverness RHA Demolished -
Rose St Drill Hall HQ, A-B Sect. High. Mount. Bde Field Amb. RAMC Bar, shops, hotel c.1904
10 Bank St Semi-detached houses HQ Seaforth & Cameron Bdes Bearer Coys Gallery Built 1870
Gordonville Rd TAC - 51 Highland Reg. Post WW1
Inverurie
Jackson St, Wyness Hall Drill Hall Drill station for F Sqdn, 2 SH; base for E Coy, 6th Gordons; drill station for 2 Highland Div Field Ambs. RAMC Community centre, court, community education offices Built 1870
Irvine
Corsehill St TAC HQ & 1st Ayrshire Bty, 2 Lowland Bde RFA; base for B Coy 4th RSF Still in use. Built 1970s
Jamestown
Milton Loan, beside sawmill. - Base for E Coy, 9th Argylls. Demolished. -
Jedburgh
Abbey Place Drill Hall - Survives Public hall built 1900-01 to replace Corn Exchange
High St Drill Hall Drill station for C Sqdn, L & B Horse; base for A Coy, 4th KOSB Royal British Legion In church built 1757, rebuilt 1818. In 1880 base for A Coy, 1st Roxburgh & Selkirk (The Border) Rifle Vol. Corps.
Johnstone
Dimity St. Drill Hall Base for E Coy, 6th Argylls Hall adjacent. ACF & ATC huts adjacent. Pre-1900.
Keith
Union St Drill Hall Drill station E Sqdn, 2 SH; HQ, C Coy 6th Gordons 51 Highland Reg Pre-1908
Kelso
Bowmont St Drill Hall Drill station for C Squad., L & B Horse; base for A Coy, 4th KOSB Survives Pre-WW1.
Kemnay
Off Station Rd Drill Hall Base for G Coy, 7th Gordons Scout Hut CI shed. Sold by TA 1958.
Kilmarnock
Corn Exchange Volunteer Drill Hall n/a Demolished. Agricultural Hall 1862-3.
John Finnie St, Carleton House Drill Hall n/a Small business advisory centre 2 storey 19th century house. In 1950 base for 279 Field Reg TA
Titchfield St Drill Hall & Recruiting Office. Base for C Squad., Ayrshire Yeo.; base for #2 Ayrshire Batt., 2 Lowland Bde RFA; HQ & A-H Coys 4th RSF. Samaritans {PSI House) In 1939 base for 79 Lowland Field Reg, & duplicate reg 78th.
Kilsyth
Burntgreen Drill Hall N/A n/a In use 1911.
Shuttle St/ Townhead Drill Hall Drill Station for D Coy, 7th Argylls Demolished. -
Kingussie
High St Drill Hall Base for F Coy, 4th Camerons. Survives. In use 1911.
Kinross
Swansacre Drill Hall Drill station for B Sqdn, F & F Yeo., base G Coy, 7th Argylls Survives Pre-WW1.
Kintore
High St Village Hall Base for F Sqdn, 2 Scottish Horse Survives Built 1894
Kirkcaldy
Hunter Sq/Hill St Drill Hall HQ & Drill Station for A Sqdn, F & f Yeo.; base #5 Coy Forth RGA-Defended Ports; base for C Coy, 7th BW; HQ & A Coy Highland Cyclist Bn In use by RA unit. Also HQ offices of Fife County TF Assoc. Hall behind hill St is shopping centre.
Kirkconnel
Main St Drill Hall Drill station for D Coy, 5th KOSB Survives Pre-WW1.
Kirkcudbright
High St Drill Hall N/a Demolished Next to Maclellans Castle
Dee Walk Drill Hall Base for #3 (Kirkcudbright) Batt., 2 Lowland Bde RFA; drill station for G Coy, 5th KOSB Fish processors Pre-WW1.
Kirkintilloch
Kerr St School N/a N/a N/a Provided base for 10 Corps Dunbartonshire Rifle Vols., formed 5/3/1860.
Cowgate St Andrews UF Church Base for B Coy 9th Argylls Demolished Also known as meeting house and the Marshall church. Converted to drill hall 1897.
Kirkliston
Bowling Green Rd, off Main St. Drill Hall Base for H Coy, 10th (Cyclist) BN RS Demolished. -
Kirkwall
Junction Rd Drill Hall N/a Survives Built 1887.
Wayland Park TAC HQ & 1&7 Coys, Orkney RGA-Defended Ports In use -
Kyle of Lochalsh
Church Rd Drill Hall Base for E Sqdn, 2 Lovat’s Scouts; drill station for #4 Highland Mountain Bde RGA Furniture store Pre-WW1.
Lanark
Hope St Meal Market/Lindsay Institute Yeomanry? Lindsay Institute now library In use 1900.
20 Meadowbank Lane Drill Hall N/k Main hall demolished; 2 storey building in commercial use. In use by 1910. ACF Hut post WW2.
40 Broomgate Drill Hall HQ & B sqdn Lanarks. Yeo; HQ & B Coy 8th HLI Flats Early 19thc house adjoining a late 17thc one.
Larbert
Between health centre & park. Drill Hall Recruiting office Scout Hall/Youth Centre In use 1914, but not in TF list.
Largs
Good Templar Hall, Brisbane Rd N/k Drill station for Buteshire (Mountain) Batt., 4 Highland Bde RGA Demolished. Aka “Artillery Hall” 1920.
Larkhall
Victoria Rd Cameronian Hall 6th Cameronians? Survives Pre-WW1
Wellgate St Drill Hall Base for D Coy, 6th Cameronians N/k Given up 1911.
Laurencekirk
High St Drill Hall Drill stat. C Sqdn, F & F Yeo.; base D Coy, 7th Gordons - -
Law
46a Station Rd Drill Hall Base for F Coy, 8th HLI Demolished; replaced by residence. In use by 1910.
Leith
Dalmeny St Drill Hall HQ & A-G Coys, 7th RS Survives. Built 1900-01 in Wrenaissance style.
Lennoxtown
Greenhead Rd Drill Hall Base for D Coy, 7th Argylls Demolished, vacant plot. -
Lerwick
Fort Charlotte TAC HQ & A-B Coys, Shetland Coys Gordons In use. Rebuilt in 1780s as bastioned fort with 2 storey barracks
Leslie
Murray Place Drill Hall Base for H Coy, 7th BW Church now derelict; later addition builder’s yard Built 1860 as church.
Lesmahagow
No evidence of ever having had a dedicated drill hall Drill station for A Sqdn, Lanarks. Yeo;base for A Coy, 8th HLI. - -
Leven
North St Drill Hall Base for F Coy, 7th BW; base for Fife Batt, 2 Highland Bde RFA Part Royal British Legion, part ACF Pre-WW1.
Linlithgow
High St Drill Hall Drill station D Sqdn, L & B Horse; HQ & A Coy, 10th (Cyclist) Bn RS Demolished 1930s Built 1910/11 behind County buildings.
Livingston
Almondvale Rd TAC Drill station for E Coy, 10th (Cyclist) Bn RS In use by Military Police C1980s.
Loanhead
6 Academy Lane Drill Hall Drill station B Sqdn, L & B Horse Town Hall Pre-WW1.
Burghlee Terr. ACF N/k ACF -
Lochcarron
Main St Drill Hall Base for Ross & Cromarty (Mountain) Batt., 4 Highland (Mountain) Bde RGA Village hall. -
Lochgelly
Bank St Drill Hall Base for B Coy, 7th BW Town Hall & Leisure centre Built 1892
Lochgilphead
Manse Brae Drill Hall & training camp Base for E Coy, ? Argylls Survives Pre-WW1
Lochmaddy
N/k N/k Base for B Sqdn, 1st Lovat’s Scouts; drill station for H Coy, 4th Camerons. N/k -
Lockerbie
Main St Drill Hall Drill station for D Sqdn, Lanarks. Yeo; base for C Coy, 5th KOSB Demolished for housing Now Ivy Close
Lossiemouth
Church St/Chapel St Drill Hall Drill station for B-C Coys, and base for H Coy, 6th Seaforths. Demolished. Pre-WW1.
Luss
Village hall & reading room N/K N/k Survives Built 1870. May have been base for M Coy, 1st Dunbartonshire Rifle Vols., raised Feb. 1860 & disbanded Aug. 1881
Maryburgh
N/a N/a Base for H Coy, 4th Seaforths. N/a No dedicated building, probably due to proximity of Beauly & Muir of Ord
Maryhill
Hotspur St (Percy St in 1914) Walcheren Barracks Base for #2 City of Glasgow Bty & Ammo Column, 3 Lowland Bde RFA TAC Built 1938-9 for Glasgow Highlanders, Terr. Div. Low z-plan white-walled admin block, with halls, garages etc to rear, around yard.
22 Lochburn Rd Drill Hall HQ & 1 Coy Lowland Divnl Trans. & Supply Col, ASC. Demolished for sorting office. -
21 Jardine St Drill hall Base for #1 Field Coy, Highland Divnl RE; Base for Scottish Command RE-Signal Coys, Army troops. Survives Built 1894 for Lanarks. Vols (later Cameronians}; red brick with double-gabled, timber-framed upper floor. Small castellated turret on one end. Plaque to Lanarks. REV.
Maxwell Town (Dumfries)
Laurieknowe Place Drill hall Base for E Coy, 5th KOSB Tyre and exhaust workshop In June1860 5th Corps Kirkcudbrightshire Rifle Vols. Formed here. Square sandstone hall with gabled roof, built 1900. Subsequently Scout HQ.
Maybole
Whitehall Drill hall Base for C Coy, 5 RSF Demolished -
Melrose
Abbey Mill Served as drill hall Drill station for C Sqdn, L & B Horse; H Coy, 4th KOSB Knitwear shop Stone-built mediaeval water mill
Millport
Howard St TAC Base for B sub-section Ammo Col., 4th Highland (Mount.) Bde, RGA N/a Still in use 1958.
Milngavie
Strathblane Rd, north corner with Station Rd. Drill Hall Base for D Coy, Argylls Demolished. Possible that joiner’s yard includes surviving building. -
Montrose
Mill St Drill Hall Drill station for D Sqdn, F & F Yeo. Demolished for housing Built by 1902
Wellington St Drill hall Base for #4 Coy, North Scottish RGA Defended Ports. RBL. Hall demolished Built by 1902. A 2 storey front block with VA over lintel, yard behind.
Asylum Militia Barracks Base for C Coy, 5th BW Probably demolished Built 1799 and converted.
Motherwell
Muir St TAC N/a TAC Built 1980s; 2 storey in yellow brick, flat-roofed front block with pyramid over doorway. Sheds & garages behind.
Whamond St Drill hall, armoury, indoor range & PSI’s house. Base #2 Field Coy, Lowland Divnl REs; base for G & H Coys, 6th Cameronians; base #3 Coy Low. Divnl Trans. & Supply Col ASC In 1933 base for 241 Field Coy TE (TA). In use 1958. In use from 1910 until at least 1958. Comprised drill hall, armoury, indoor range, and Instructor's house. From 1914, was drill station for 2nd Field Company, Lowland Divisional Royal Engineers, base for "G" and "H" Companies, 6th battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), and base for Lowland Divisional Supply & Transport Column, Army Service Corps. Both Whamin St and the hall have been razed. See Site Record for Motherwell, Whamond Street, Drill Hall Details Details Retrieved 24/02/2014.

The building has been demolished.

Muirkirk
Off Main St, behind clothing factory Drill Hall Base for G Coy, 5th RSF Survives. Two storey front block with hall behind, all harled indoor range alongside hall. Pre-WW1; disposed of 1958.
Muir of Ord
South corner of Balvaird & Seaforth Rds. Drill Hall Drill station for C Coy, 4th Seaforths Survives Pre-WW2 and possibly earlier. CI hut.
Munlochy
Main St Drill Hall Drill station for H Sqdn, 2 Lovat’s Scouts; base for C Coy, 4th Scottish Horse Village hall Pre-1900. Sandstone hall with porch; outside stair at one end possibly to outside accommodation. Flat-roofed extension on stilts behind & second stair. Garage in yard.
Musselburgh
New St Drill Hall Drill station for B Sqdn, L & B Horse; base for H Coy, 7th Royal Scots Empty Pre-WW1 2 storey front block with sandstone façade & arch. Central gable with finial, formerly inscribed ‘6th Bn Royal Scots’. Hall to rear.
Nairn
King St Drill hall Drill station for H Sqdn, 2 Lovat’s Scouts; base for Ammo Col. Inverness RHA; base for B Coy, 4th Cameronians Community centre Built 1843 as Free Church, used as drill hall by 1914. Large hall, 4 bays long with 2 storey block to rear. Two storey flat-roofed block . Two huts.
Newmains
School Rd ACF Hut Base for G Coy, 8th HLI Destroyed May have reused an earlier site.
Newmilns
Greenside Drill Hall Drill station for G Coy, 4th RSF Demolished after WW1. Pre-WW1.
New Scone
Queens Rd Armoury Base for F Coy, Highland Cyclist Bn Parish hall Built as church 1870, in use by 1910. Plain nave with some later additions behind.
Newton Stewart
Victoria Rd Drill hall Base for H Coy, 5th KOSB Demolished for pub car park. Formerly next to Crown Pub, where Volunteer’s social functions took place.
North Berwick
Foresters Hall, High St Drill hall N/K Demolished for shops & housing. Converted to Playhouse Cinema in 1928. No evidence for dedicated drill hall.
Dunbar Rd Cadet Centre Drill station for A Sqdn, L & B Horse; base for D Coy, 8th Royal Scots Survives. Substantial hut next to RBL
Oban
Breadalbane St Argyllshire Gathering Hall N/k Survives Late 19th century hall with look of a drill hall
Drimvargie Ridge Drill Hall Drill station for Argylls. Batty, 4 Highland (Mount) Bde RGA; drill station for H Coy, 8th Argylls Demolished 1990s for housing. Built c.1911
Old Meldrum
4 King St Drill Hall Base for F Coy, 5th Gordons House & vintage vehicle store Built c.1873, acquired by TA by 1913. Hall formerly joined onto house fronting King St, but this not now part of property. Single storey rectangular admin block with two-part hall to rear.
Paisley
31 Whitehaugh Ave. Drill hall N/k Survives Pre-1900. Stone front block like L-plan tower house, hall alongside. Large blocked archway into hall, door into front block has crest with grenade & RA motto; yard with garages. May be former militia barracks.
63 Hawkhead Rd TAC N/k In use by RE units. Square pavilion-type main block, yard with garages built c.1980s.
66 High St Drill hall Base for C Sqdn, Glasgow Yeo.; base for #1 Works Coy Renfrewshire Res-Fortress; HQ & A-C Coys 6th Argylls Museum Mid 19th C. Imposing classical building, former Town Hall, fronts double-banked halls, previously drill hall from 1901. In 1941 base for 91 AT Reg, converted from 5th Argylls
Partick
Crow Rd TAC 105 Regt RA (v) In use Industrial type buildings c1980s
Jordanvale Ave, Whiteinch TAC N/k Redundant C1970s steel-clad sheds.
Peebles
Walkershaugh Drill hall Drill station B Sqdn, Lanarks. Yeo. & C Sqdn L & B Horse; base for G Coy, 8th Royal Scots Leisure centre Pre-1900. Large hall with single-storey extensions at each end, & a 2 storey PSIs house along back. Rubble masonry with sandstone dressings. In 1908, HQ 6 Vol. Bn Royal Scots
Penicuik
Glencorse Barracks Training barracks Drill station B Sqdn L & B Horse,; F Coy 8th R. Scots In use Nucleus is Greenlaw House, 1803. Also Cardwell-type keep & other 1870s buildings.
Eastfield Farm Rd TAC N/k Cadet Centre C1957.Large E-plan front block with central pediment & date over porch; hall encased, yard with garages etc. Accommodation includes 3 staff houses, all buildings in cream-coloured render.
Perth
Barrack Rd Barracks N/k Demolished for Police station Part of perimeter wall remains.
Dunkeld Rd Queen’s Barracks N/k Recruiting office Two pairs of former staff houses, front road, with large new 1980s style hall in yard with garages.
3 St Leonard’s Bank, Highland House HQ 51 Highland Bde N/k Empty 2003 Georgian house with Gothic features in a walled courtyard
7 St Leonard’s Bank HQ N/k Empty 2002 Square classical house with porch & roof-top balustrade.
Tay St Drill Hall Drill station for B Sqdn, 1 Scottish Horse; HQ & A-B Coys 6 Black Watch; HQ & 1 Coy Highland Divnl Trans. & Supply Column ASC Demolished 1996 for fake Scottish Baronial office block 6/7th Black Watch moved to Old Gymnasium, Queen’s Barracks, prior to a projected move to a new drill hall at Muirton Toll, Dunkeld Rd in 1956; this didn’t materialise until 1990s, so returned to Tay St in 1959.
2 Charlotte St HQ HQ Highland Div. Offices In use 1914. Victorian 4 storey house.
16 Victoria St HQ HQ Army Service Corps Survives Two storey house with coach-arch through to rear.
Peterculter
Malcolm Rd Drill Hall Base for H Coy, 7th Gordons Council Rds depot ACF hut on site
Peterhead
Kirk St Drill Hall Drill station for F Sqdn, 2 Scottish Horse; HQ & B-C Coys, 5th Gordons Redeveloped. -
Catto Dr. TAC Nk In use by 51st Highland Reg Built c 1920s. Neo-Baroque
Pitlochry
Near station Armoury Drill station for A Sqdn, 1 Scottish Horse; drill station for G Coy, 6th Black Watch. The Old Armoury Restaurant Built c1910. Front block, hall& rear block with two large arches, suggesting gun-sheds or stables.
Pittenweem
Town Hall, Church Wynd, Anstruther East Possible drill hall Drill station for G Coy, 7th Black Watch (Anstruther) Survives Built c1871. Heavy military aspect with castellation, corner bartizans, anchor & date over front door.
Pollockshaws
230 Auldhouse Rd Drill Hall Base for H Coy, 6th Argylls Survives Built c1900. Freestyle, whitewashed. Twin saucer-domed towers with dormers; symmetrical front with gable-topped gate tower, with matching pillars & railings. Also served Thornliebank.
Port Glasgow
2 King St Drill Hall? HQ & #1 Coy, Clyde RGA-Defended Ports Commercial Four storey 19th century house on corner site, with turret. Large arch (now blocked) possibly led to hall behind.
16 Highholm St Drill Hall Base for E Coy, 5th Argylls Survives Built c1932
Portlethen
Crookston Rd, Jubilee Hall Probable drill hall Base for B Coy, 7th Gordons Survives Built 1887. Plain rubble box with date stone. Probable drill hall since no other obvious venue.
Portpatrick
Colonel St Accommodation Drill station for D Coy, 5th RSF N/k Terrace of officer’s houses and part of loop-holed perimeter wall of transit barracks on military route to Ireland.
Portree
Park Rd Drill hall Drill station for C Sqdn, 1 Lovat’s Scouts; base for H Coy, 4th Cameron Highlanders Hall remodelled as council offices Pre-WW1. Three storey 6 bay front block remains
Park Rd Cadet Centre N/k In use Rectangular gabled hall with 2 annexes, c1970s.
Prestonpans
High St Cadet centre Base for C Coy, 8th R. Scots In use Also Nissen hut indoor range to rear. Town Hall may have been drill hall, since no other venue.
Renfrew
Campbell St Drill Hall Base for D Coy, 6th Argylls Demolished for housing -
Rothes
High St/New St Drill Hall Base for D Coy, 6th Seaforths Community Centre Built 1898 as Town Hall, then became drill hall. Elaborate façade with much detail; high hall behind, with garages & indoor ranges from TA occupation. Foundation stone.
Rothesay
Russell St Drill Hall HQ & Buteshire (Mount) Batty, #4 Highland (Mount) Bde RGA-Mountain No trace -
High St Drill Hall N/a Empty In use from 1920s-1958, then became undertakers.
Roy Bridge
- Drill Hall Base for A Sqdn, 1 Lovat’s Scouts Survives Built 1869 for The Mackintosh & his newly-formed 10 Corps Inverness-shire Rifle Vols. Designed by Rhind, incorporated a Post Office. Lovat’s Scouts took over in 1903 and added stables, riding school & nearby practice ground. Interior then adapted. In 1880 base for K Coy, Inverness-shire Rifle Vols.
Rutherglen
192 Main St Drill Hall N/a Redeveloped as shops Given up 1910
Queen St Drill Hall HQ & #2 Field Coy Lowland Divnl Res; HQ &1-4 Sections, Lowland Divnl Sigs Coys REs; drill station #3 Coy Lowland Divnl Trans. & Supply Col.ASC Industrial estate, but two harled huts remain Armoury mess, PSI house, indoor range etc from 1910. In 1933 HQ & 242 Field Coy RE (TA)
9 Polmadie Ave TAC N/a In use by RLC Built c1990s.Long brick & glass block, with full-length roof light. Yard with garages.
Camp Rd, Shawfield TAC N/a Derelict Built c1970s. 3 storey, flat-roofed, L-shaped block with yard & garages
St Andrews
South St Madras Colllege N/a Survives Built 1838, used by Volunteers 1860
Off North St, Templar’s Hall Drill Hall N/a Demolished for new university library 1966 Used as drill hall 1890.
Wyvern, City Rd TAC Drill station for A Sqdn, F & F Yeo.; base for G Coy 7th Black Watch OTC Large stone Victorian mansion with plenty of detail; cadet hut, garage etc at lower level
St Boswells
Main St Public Hall Drill station C Sqdn, L & B Horse & H Coy, 4th KOSB Survives Neo-Tudor sandstone built c1896, served as drill hall
Saltcoats
No dedicated building N/a Base for E Coy, 5th RSF N/k Shared drill hall at Castle Hill, Ardrossan
Sanday
N/k N/k Base for #2 Coy, Orkney RGA-Defended Ports. N/k Drill hall in use 1908, no location identified.
Sanquhar
Station Rd Drill Hall Drill station for D Sqdn, Lanarks. Yeo.; base for D Coy, 5th KOSB Community Centre Pre-WW1. 2 storey front block red brick with harled panels;3 bay with central arched entrance hall behind & indoor ranges down one side
Selkirk
Back Row Drill Hall Drill station for C Sqdn, L & B Horse; H Coy, 4th KOSB Survives Built c1867 with classical façade to street in Scots Baronial. “Volunteer Hall AD1867” inscribed over door. Large hall to rear.
Shapansay
N/k Drill Hall Base for #3 Coy, Orkney RGA-Defended Ports. Not identified In use 1908.
Shotts
Windsor St Drill Hall Base for C Coy, 8th HLI Demolished for house 1990s Sub-let to Ministry of Labour 1930.
School St Chapel/church hall N/a Survives Used by Home Guard in WW2, may have had earlier use.
Skeabost
N/k Drill Hall Base for C Sqdn, 1 Lovat’s Scouts Hotel Towered manor house c1870 by Ross. Stables in outbuilding. Only building in area.
Southend (Argyll & Bute)
Main St, Dunaverty Hall Drill Hall Base for C Coy, 8th Argylls Survives Built as drill hall 1913; long corrugated iron, single storey hall, possible indoor range. In 1882 base for G Coy, 2 Argyll Rifle Vols., becoming 5 Vol. Bn Argylls in 1887.
Springburn
46 Keppochhill Rd Public Halls Base for #3 City of Glasgow Baty, #3 Lowland Bde RFA Ruinous Built 1902-3. Vast & church-like with turrets & many doors & windows. All in red sandstone. Possible Volunteers venue.
Stenhousemuir
Tryst Rd Drill Hall Base for B Coy, 7th Argylls Demolished c1980 for admin block of toffee factory. -
Stewarton
Standalane Drill Hall Base for C Coy, 4th RSF Youth & Community Centre Pre-WW1. 2 storey, 3 bay front block in white-painted stucco with sandstone dressings. Central archway, 6 bay hall to rear with lower addition beyond. Also 2 storey 60s extension.
Stirling
Castle RHQ Argylls Same Same -
St John St N/k N/k N/k In use 1914. No specific building ever identified.
Meadowforth Rd, Forthside Baracks HQ & TA Centre N/a In use 51 Highland Regt Opened 1959. Replaced timber huts in Forthside Camp
Princes St Drill hall Drill station for B Sqdn, F & F Yeo.; HQ & A Coy, 7th Argylls; #2 Coy, Highland Divnl Trans. & Supply Col. ASC Leisure Centre Built c 1892. Symmetrical Baronial gatehouse with cone-roofed drum-towers; early Renaissance detail; crow-stepped gable over moulded doorpiece, large hall behind.
Stonehaven
Dunnottar Rd Drill hall Base for C Coy, 7th Gordons Demolished for Cannon Court housing -
King St Sea Cadet Centre N/k Survives Built 1860 as church/Sunday school.
Stornoway
Church St Drill Hall Drill station for #4 Highland Mount. Bde, RGA-Mountain. Survives Late 19th century, paired, arched windows & dormers.
Stranraer
Bellavilla Rd Drill Hall Base for D Coy, 5th RSF Baptist Church Large hall to street with lancet windows; house & garage attached on side. Gunstore to rear in Thistle St. Harled.
Strichen
Hillview Drill Hall Base for A Coy, 5th Gordons Demolished for housing. -
High St, Windrush Armoury N/k Survives Or possibly adjacent house.
High St Town Hall N/k Cadet Centre 19th century building
Stromness
Helliehole Rd Drill Hall Base for #4 Coy, Orkney RGA-Defended Ports. Youth Hostel Built 1888 as single-storey cottage style by Pearce. Hall has E-plan front block.
Tain
Castle Brae Drill Hall Drill station for G Sqdn, 2 Lovat’s Scouts; base for A Coy, 4th Scottish Horse Cadet Hut Demolished in 1980s & replaced by cadet hut
Tarbert
Campbelltown Rd Drill Hall HQ & A sub-section, Ammo Col., 4th High. (Mount) Bde RGA Survives Long gabled hall with gabled projections to front. Accomm. Block at one end. Gunshed in side yard.
Tayport
Queen St Drill Hall Base for C Coy, Highland Cyclist Bn Demolished Had become picture house by 1918. Damaged by fire 1946, but rebuilt. Demolished in 1960s.
Thornliebank
N/a N/a Base for F Coy, 6th Argylls N/k Shared use of Pollockshaws
Thurso
Olrig St Drill Hall N/k Masonic Hall Built 1873 by Smith. Heavily castellated with large round tower in middle of front, turrets with machicolations at corners, & square tower. Still in use 1904.
21 Sinclair St Drill Hall Base for E Coy, 5th Seaforths Joinery shop Pre-1900. In use 1904. Front block with central arched doorway & gable. Offices on ground floor, hall above. Indoor range & further house & hall.
Princes St Cadet centre N/k Cadet centre Built by Ross as United Original Secession Chapel in 1875. Gothic. Backs onto 21 Sinclair St.
Tranent
Well Wynd Drill Hall Drill station A Sqdn, L & B Horse; base for B Coy, 8th R. Scots Flats -
Troon
Dukes Rd TAC Base for F Coy, 5th RSF Redeveloped as swimming pool. Two staff houses remain.
Turriff
Balmellie St Drill Hall Drill station for F Sqdn, 2 Scottish Horse. Base for D Coy 5th Gordons Charity shop In use by 1910. Low front block with dormers; hall to rear with indoor range down side. Gordon Highlanders badge over porch.
Uddingston
Main st Drill Hall Base for C Coy, 6th Cameronians Two Chimneys bar. Originally above Latta’s or Magdala Bar. 2 storey block of 8 bays with side door at one end & single storey garage/armoury at other. May be the Royal Buildings listed in 1958 Review.
Ullapool
Corner of Custom House and Ladysmith Sts Drill Hall Drill station for E Sqdn, 2 Lovat’s Scouts; base for E Coy, 4th Scottish Horse Survives Built 1887. 2 storey double-fronted house with Dutch gable, attached to long, rectangular hall with bow-string tin roof & low lean-to extension across rear
Uphall
West End Mains Drill Hall Base for E Coy, 10 (Cyclist) Bn, R. Scots Garage Pre-WW1. 3 storey front block with large hall behind. Similar design to Bathgate & Fauldhouse. Served Broxburn.
West Calder
Young St Drill Hall Base for G Coy, 10th (Cyclist) Bn, R. Scots Prentice’s Garage Pre-WW1. Housed R. Scots (Bathgate) Cyclists. Sold to Co-Op as garage after WW1. Subsequently Thompson’s then Prentice’s garage. 3 storey front block with hall on each side.
Wick
36 Dempster St Rifle Hall Base for F Coy, 5th Seaforths Army Info. Office & TAC Late Victorian, chapel-like building with first floor windows.
Wishaw
No location given Drill Hall N/k N/k In use by Cameronians & ASC in 1910; ASC in Motherwell by 1914
Stewarton St Drill Hall Yeomanry? Masonic Hall Still in use 1933 & 1958.
Marshall St Drill Hall Drill station for B Sqdn, Lanarks. Yeo. Base for H Coy, 8th HLI Flats Included armoury, mini range, lecture room, officer’s/men’s rooms & PSIs house, all in use 1933 & 1958. Former derelict factory 1920s style with 2 storey front block with canopied porch & large hall behind.

Photographs on geograph

Many of the sites have been photographed, and the images can be seen in a dedicated geograph project page.[1]

This is an ongoing project, and new images or images of missing sites are welcomed.

References

  • Always Ready; the drill halls of Britain's Volunteer Forces. Mike Osborne. Partizan Press. 2006.

1 WW1 Great War Centenary - Drill Halls :: Geograph Britain and Ireland Retrieved November 29, 2014.

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