Black Watch 3 SCOTS homecoming in Inverness

Troops returned to the UK over the summer (Picture: Crown Copyright).

Soldiers from The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (3 SCOTS) have paraded through Inverness to mark their return from a tour of Iraq.

The Battalion has been undertaking a training and mentoring role in Iraq on Operation Shader, qualifying the Iraqi Security Forces and the Kurdish Peshmerga in military skills, as part of the UK contribution to the international fight against Daesh, or so-called Islamic State.

Troops from 3 SCOTS returned to the UK in July, after deploying on a six-month tour to Al Asad Airbase, west of Baghdad, in early January.

Last year, Forces News joined the battalion as they prepared for the deployment.

Forces Radio BFBS spoke with Lieutenant Colonel Rob Hedderwick ahead to the homecoming parades (Picture: Crown Copyright):