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The Scotsman newspaper is reporting a reprieve for the Canterbury based Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
It was thought that they'd been earmarked for a merger or to be downgraded in the latest army cuts.
But the paper says the government will announce today that all historic Scottish infantry names are to be saved.
The region's army personnel are bracing themselves for further cuts.
The Defence Secretary Philip Hammond will reveal later where the axe is to fall in the latest round of military cutbacks.
It's though about a fifth will lose their jobs by 2020 while dozens of units will be scrapped or merged.
More than four hundred Gurkha soldiers, many of whom are based in Kent, lost their jobs in a previous round of defence cuts.
Britain also lost its flagship aircraft carrier, the Portsmouth based HMS Ark Royal.