Category Archives: Staff and volunteers

Meet our new Learning and Audiences Officer

  I have always been fascinated by history. In my youth, I could often be found with my nose buried in a book on the Roman Empire or the Hundred Years War, and, much to my friends’ dismay, my idea … 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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From volunteering to employment in the Museum sector

Nicola Moss, our previous collection assistant, talks to us about the important role volunteering has in her path to becoming a museum curator….. I’ve found all my volunteering experiences to be incredibly interesting and exciting. They have allowed me to … Continue reading

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Favourite Artefact | Johnenry Tunstall, volunteer

    I have volunteered at the Castle and Museum for many years now. The collection is so fascinating that my favourite object often changes as I discover all the hidden gems that lie within the galleries and archives. Right … Continue reading

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Poppy Partner, Elizabeth Sime talks about her experience.

  Until recently, my only connection with Balhousie Castle, was to occasionally enjoy a cup of tea and a delicious scone in the café. I also have a family link with the Regiment as my husband’s uncle, Private William John … Continue reading

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Favourite Artefacts | Emma Halford-Forbes, Museum Manager

Throughout my museum career the subject of prisoners of war is one that has interested me, and I’ve been lucky enough to meet many men who had been taken prisoner during the Second World War. Harry Ruthven’s story inspired me … Continue reading

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Favourite Artefacts | Jim Patterson

  The Portrait of Piper Donald Bain My favourite object in the collection is a portrait of piper Donald Bain. The portrait itself is not on display but is held in store in the archive. I became aware of the … Continue reading

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