Posted 14 January 2012 - 03:23 PM
Some more (mostly lowland) pipers' sporrans to add to Chris' highlanders and my Royal Scots Fusiliers (all of these are roughly 1900 until at least the end of the Great War):
The Royal Scots piper: white sporran with two black tassels, the cantle is a silver regimental crest with a distinctive black enamel background.
The King's Own Scottish borderers piper: very similar to Royal Scots, with white sporran and two black tassels, but the cantle is completely silver.
Scots Guards piper: white sporran with three black tassels, a silver cantle with black enamel background,
Highland Light Infantry piper: [getting complicated] pipers - white sporran with three black tassels, a silver and black enamel cantle, very similar to Scots Guards apart from regimental crest on cantle. (I have seen a photo of a HLI pipe-major, taken in 1910, which shows him with six black tassels rather than the ordinary pipers' three) . HLI Officers and NCOs, in battalions which wore the kilt, had a wonderful black sporran with three white tassels, with a gold and black enamel cantle.
Scottish Rifles piper: [more complicated - the regular battalions insisted on being different from each other!]
1st battalion: ("The Cameronians") a black sporran with two white tassels and a silver cantle.
2nd battalion: ("2nd Scottish Rifles", never "Cameronians") a grey sporran with three black tassels, silver/white metal cantle.
I think that the Territorial battalions followed the 2nd Scottish Rifles pattern (since they did with cap-badges and other uniform details), but I don't know about the New Army battalions.