Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Scottish Sikh Heritage Trail

The Scottish Sikh Heritage Trail is an extension of the Anglo-Sikh Heritage Trail which was commenced in 2004, and commemorates the unique links between Scots and Sikhs that goes back to the 1700s. Examples of the links between the two nations include the highly respected Maharajah Duleep Singh who took up residence at the Grandtully estate in Perthshire, becoming known locally as the 'Black Prince of Perthshire; and Captain Thomas Rattray, who was chosen to raise a group of military police to control the lower provinces of Bengal, and for whom the 3rd Battalion Sikh Regiment was renamed the Rattray Sikhs, now part of today's modern Indian army.

For more on the story, visit http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7644716.stm and http://www.asht.info/ .


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