23 SEPTEMBER 1905, Page 2

The Royal Review of Scottish Volunteers was held on Monday

in the King's Park, Edinburgh. The mere numbers of the troops, which nearly reached forty thousand, and of the spectators, who were estimated at a quarter of a million, were enough to render the spectacle impressive; but the unequalled picturesqueness of the scene, the fine weather, and the presence of Royalty combined to lend it exceptional brilliancy. With due regard for the ceremonious pageantry befitting such an occasion, the city Magistrates met the King at Holy- rood, and presented him with the keys of the town, while the Royal Company of Scottish Archers escorted him to the parade ground. The King then rode along the line and returned to the saluting point for the march past, which occupied a little more than an hour, and is happily described by the Daily Chronicle's correspondent as " a wonderful demonstration of the stamina and efficiency of the citizen army of Scotland." It is worthy of note that the troops reviewed included seven hundred men of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, a Motor Volunteer Corps with ten cars, and ten Army Medical Corps. Last of all came the Horse Artillery, armed with obsolete 16-pounder muzzle-loading guns.