E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The 78th Foot; so called from their motto, Cuidichr Rhi (Help the king).
It was raised by Kenneth Mackenzie, Earl of Seaforth, in 1777, and called the Seaforth Highlanders. In 1783 it became the 72nd Foot. From 1830 to 1881 it was called the Duke of Albanys Highlanders; and in 1881 it was made the 2nd Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders (Rossshire Buffs), the Duke of Albanys.