In 1712, it became The Royal North British Fusiliers Regiment of Foot.
In 1751 it was numbered 21st (Royal North British) Fusiliers Regiment of Foot.
In 1877, the regimental title changed to The 21st (Royal Scots Fusiliers), and to The 1st Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers in the Cardwell reforms of 1 July 1881.
In 1959, The 1st/Royal Scots Fusiliers amalgamated with The 1st/Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) to form The 1st/Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment).
12 AugMary Jane Cooper born 18 July 1857, daughter of Jane and Sgt John Cooper.
12 AugMarion Chambers born 10 July 1857, daughter of Marion and Sgt Robert Chambers.
26 AugCatharine Webb born 2 August 1857, daughter of Jane and Pte William Webb.
9 SepEllen Forster born 26 July 1857, daughter of Ellen and Sgt James Forster.
The following were buried in Floriana cemetery in 1857:
30 Mar Capt Henry King 21st Fusiliers aged 28 years son of The Venerable Walker King Archdeacon of Rochester.
31 Oct Lt and Adjutant Thomas Coakley 21st Fusiliers aged 20 years at Ta' Braxia Cemetery.
3 Feb In the Collegiate Church of St Paul's Valletta, bachelor Sgt Abraham Bailey of the band of the 21st Royal North British Fusiliers married Charlotte Elizabeth Miller, spinster daughter of John and Elizabeth Miller of Athlone County Roscommon, Ireland.
Admissions into hospital and deaths during the year with ratio of admissions and deaths per 1000 of strength. The average strength of the troops, exclusive of the Royal Malta Fencibles, was 5,950 men.
1 Jan 1860 Strength: 36 Officers, 43 NCOs, 20 Buglers/Drummers, 791 rank and file, 890 total all ranks.
17 Mar 1860 The 1st/21st embarked on the troop ship Himalaya and left for the West Indies. It arrived in Barbados on 6 April where it relieved 49th Foot.
During its nine months in Barbados, the regiment had 84 cases of remittent fever with two deaths. The 1st/21st was deemed to have been exceptionally healthy the year before it left Malta, for whilst the admissions for fever were exceedingly numerous in other regiments, the 1st/21st was the only corps which appeared to have enjoyed a marked exemption from the disease.1
The 1st/Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own)