Category Archives: Explore our archives

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

Posted in Artefacts and collections, Explore our archives | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Artefacts and collections, Explore our archives | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Artefacts and collections, Events, Explore our archives, First World War, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Artefacts and collections, Explore our archives | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A Day in the Life of a Military Archivist: Or Why I have Learnt to Fear the Campbell’s

As the archivist for a military museum it is a truism that one quickly comes to dread certain surnames, loaded as they are with the baggage of failed searches. For the Black Watch it is the surname Campbell, or McLeod, … Continue reading

Posted in Artefacts and collections, Explore our archives | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Innovation in the Archive #ExploreArchives

The Black Watch Museum archive holds a considerable quantity of primary source material relating to the Battle of Loos, 24th September 1915. This event has significant resonance to both the regiment and the region, in particular to the City of … Continue reading

Posted in Artefacts and collections, Explore our archives, First World War, Our art collection | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment