HMS Scotia

HMS Scotia (Rosyth)

HMS Scotia the principal Royal Naval Reserve unit for the entire East of Scotland.

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We maintain a close relationship with our local area and are proud to maintain naval links and traditions north and south of the Firth of Forth.

Based within MOD Caledonia, the large Ministry of Defence Support Establishment at Rosyth, we have a convenient location which is easy to reach by either motorway network or national rail.

From our Rosyth base we recruit and train Reservists from across Edinburgh, Fife and East Central Scotland.

We also maintain a satellite unit, Tay Division in Dundee, which serves our northern catchment areas around Dundee, Perth and Aberdeen.

Telephone: 01383 858251


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8am-8pm Mon to Fri, 9am-6pm Sat, 10am-4pm Sun

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Unit History

Post Cold War1994

In the post Cold War defence review of 1994, the unit absorbed reservists from the closing Units of HMS Camperdown in Dundee and HMS Claverhouse in Edinburgh.


Following the closure of the Maritime Headquarters HMS Scotia moved to its current location in 1996. It is situated within the grounds of HMS Caledonia, the Royal Naval Support Establishment.

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Commanding Officer Tom Knowles

Rank: Commander

Cdr Knowles joined the RNR in 2002. He took command of HMS Scotia in September 2016.

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Location Rosyth

Postal Address

HMS Scotia, Hilton Road, Rosyth, KY11 2XH


HMS Scotia is situated within the grounds of MOD Caledonia to the north of Rosyth Dockyard. It is approximately 2 miles from both the M90 and the mainline Inverkeithing railway station. A shuttle bus operates from the station on Training Nights and at weekends to take members of the ship’s company to and from the Unit.


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Training Evenings

Thursdays 1930 - 2130