Soon after receiving The Toronto Scottish Regiment designation on 1 September 1921, the Regiment was granted affiliation with Britain's 14 (County of London) Battalion The London Regiment (London Scottish). At that time we adopted the dress (including the distinctive hodden grey tartan) and customs of The London Scottish with adjustments for local significance. Coincidentally we were granted affiliation with The Gordon Highlanders with whom the London Scottish were affiliated.
These affiliations continue, however the names and status of our Allied Regiments have changed as a result of reorganizations within the British Army. Today our Allied Regiments are the reconstituted 'The London Regiment' of which the London Scottish provides 'A' Company. As such The London Scottish continues as a sub-unit of the British Territorial Army, and maintains its own armoury, incorporating a museum and library at 95 Horseferry Road, London, England. Our official affiliation is with The London Regiment, however because of our shared heritage, we continue to have a close relationship with A (London Scottish) Company The London Regiment.
In 1997 The Gordon Highlanders were amalgamated with The Seaforth Highlanders and The Cameron Highlanders to form a new Regiment designated 'The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons, Camerons) '. In yet another reorganization of the British Army in 2004, six Scottish Regiments were rolled into one new super-regiment, and downgraded to Battalions of the new ROYAL REGIMENT OF SCOTLAND thereby losing their regimental status. The surviving Battalions carry their old names followed by the name of the royal regiment, with their Battalion number in brackets. All but one of the regimental tartans are gone; all Battalions in The Royal Regiment of Scotland now wear the Black Watch or government tartan, and all battalions wear a new Royal Regiment of Scotland cap badge.
Our affiliation which began with The Gordon Highlanders, is now with The Highlanders (4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland) which is a British regular army unit with its Headquarters at Cameron Barracks, Inverness, Scotland IV2 3XD. The Gordon Highlanders continues to maintain its former Regimental Headquarters and museum in Aberdeen Scotland.
As a sign of our affiliation with The Gordon Highlanders, The Toronto Scottish Regiment wears the Gordon Tartan on our bag pipe covers, and in 1998 with permission from The Gordon Highlanders, the Senate approved a change in officers' trews from hodden grey to the Gordon tartan.