Presentation of colours to a Scottish regiment

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Victorian illustration to download showing the ceremonial presentation of new colours (flags) to a Scottish regiment. A woman, flanked by two ministers holding prayer books, stands at a pyramid of drums to make the presentation. Kilted soldiers hold the new colours. This illustration depicts the Duchess of Sutherland presenting new colours to the 93rd (Sutherland) Highlanders in 1871. In her speech she said that the colours ‘have been your rallying point in every quarter of the globe – at the Cape of Good Hope in 1805; at New Orleans in 1814; in the Crimea at 1854; and in India during the mutiny in 1857’, reflecting the world-wide influence of Britain in the 19th century.