Not good for the Battalion, but standards must be kept high
This CDT was carried out days before the previous 'incident', in which soldiers from 1 SCOTS were filmed allegedly snorting drugs in powder form. (which can be found here)Ten soldiers from a Scots regiment are to be dismissed from the Army after failing drug tests.
The members of the Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland tested positive during a random test this month.
Army bosses have not disclosed the nature of the drugs identified, or the ranks of those who failed.
A total of 441 soldiers took part in the 5 February test at the Borderers' Dreghorn Barracks in Edinburgh.
The Army has a zero-tolerance policy towards drug-taking, with the majority of soldiers found to be taking them instantly dismissed.
The Army recruits largely from urban areas so it inherits the problems these areas have themselves
An army spokesman said: "Ten people from the 1st Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Scotland failed compulsory drugs tests.
"They are all being discharged and have either gone or will be gone by early next week."
Defence analyst Gordon MacKenzie, who was formerly an officer with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, said: "Drug-taking in the services is a problem up to a point.
"The Army recruits largely from urban areas across Britain so it inherits the problems these areas have themselves.