Category Archives: Artefacts and collections

Auditing The Black Watch Museum Archive for research, learning and legacy.

I’m Heather Roberts, a professional archive consultant. This May, I had the privilege and pleasure of getting up close and personal with the archive at The Black Watch Castle and Museum. I was asked to undertake an audit of the … Continue reading

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Important donation to Museum archive

The Black Watch Museum archivist, Richard McKenzie, shares with us his thoughts on a recent donation our our collections: “One of the great joys of working in a museum is being able to fill in those annoying little holes of … Continue reading

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Telling the story of Lance Corporal Morrison

When it comes to curating exhibitions we traditionally try to take a step back. Curators aim to describe a setting, tell a story using interesting and enlightening objects and ultimately remain objective. This always fails, of course. In every word … Continue reading

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The history of the T.O.S

To celebrate #NationalHatDay our archivist, Richard McKenzie talks to us shares with us the story of the T.O.S……. In military terms, the ToS (not to be confused with the TOS-1 which is a Russian rocket launcher) or Tam o’ Shanter, … Continue reading

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My Son Tom

‘My Son Tom’ whose title is inspired by that magnificently poignant poem by Rudyard Kipling ‘My Boy Jack’ all about his son, John Kipling, who was killed on the Western Front in 1915. With the talk, Richard McKenzie, will be … Continue reading

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Entitled Sketches: Memorised from Recollections of the Great War 1914-1918

As the First World War commemorations continue it seems that every week a new photograph or print surfaces from a dusty suitcase in a cluttered attic which originally belonged to grandad. Each one of these new discoveries helps us all … Continue reading

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Donald the Deer – Regimental Mascot

In celebration of #ArchiveAnimals we share with you a story from the depth of our archive. The story of Donald the Deer….. Donald the deer was with the Depot which awaited the Regiment when it went into Edinburgh Castle in … Continue reading

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