Category Archives: Christmas

5 Great Reasons To Come Along To the Christmas Shopping Evening At The Castle

Thursday 1st December The Black Watch Castle and Museum Gift Shop 5.30pm to 7.30pm It’s that special time of year again, noses like Rudolph, Christmas cards to be written, tinsel and trees take over our living rooms – oh and … Continue reading

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Seasons Greetings to our Serving Soldiers

At the beginning of November we opened our current temporary exhibition, ‘Season’s Greetings from the Front’, which explores Christmas, New Year and Red Hackle Day with The Black Watch. As part of this exhibition, we have asked visitors to leave … Continue reading

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Object Advent Calendar Day 25

Today we wish you all a very Merry Christmas! To take part in today’s festivities, we have put together a special Advent Calendar Object – our current exhibition Seasonal Greetings! The Holiday Season is a time when families get together. … Continue reading

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Object Advent Calendar Day 24

First World War Christmas Photographs For the final object in this year’s blog we have a set of photographs belonging to Captain William Harding Colvin Edwards of the 1st Battalion Black Watch. These images were taken on Christmas Day 1914, … Continue reading

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Object Advent Calendar Day 23

First World War Propaganda Map As we come to the end of this year’s Christmas blog I would like to show off one of the more fragile objects in the museum’s collection. It is a German propaganda map from the … Continue reading

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Object Advent Calendar Day 22

Swastika Todays object is a Nazi Party flag, featuring a prominent swastika, captured during the Second World War and donated to the museum in 1964. Though now, in the western world, associated with the Nazi party the swastika has a … Continue reading

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Object Advent Calendar Day 21

Replica Commemorative German Medal Today’s object is a British copy of a German medal commemorating the sinking of the Ocean Liner RMS Lusitania on the 7th May 1915. This event did much to shock America out of its isolationist stance … Continue reading

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