Tag Archives: First World War

Remembering the Battle at High Wood, 30th July 1916

On 30th July 2016 we remembered 154 men of The Black Watch who were killed, most at the Battle of High Wood (as part of the Battle of the Somme). The Memorial Service was led by Rev Alex Forsyth, and … Continue reading

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A Pipe Major, Delville Wood and The Black Watch

The South African troops that relieved the 8th Battalion The Black Watch at the battle of Longueval pushed in to Delville Wood the next day. Despite brave and tenacious fighting they were unable to hold the position, despite reinforcement and  … Continue reading

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Paul Cummins – Poppies: Weeping Window at The Black Watch Castle and Museum

Read artist Paul Cummins reflection on Poppies: Weeping Window at The Black Watch Castle and Museum Continue reading

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Creating Creating the Weeping Window at Balhousie Castle

  I was thrilled and honoured to be involved with the installation of Poppies: Weeping Window at The Black Watch Castle and Museum. Staff from Perth Museum & Art Gallery, including myself and my colleague Amy, were invited to help … Continue reading

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Favourite artefacts | the gas hood | Leanor Blackhall

I have chosen the Gas Hood from the Museum’s First World Gallery; a gallery which is full of interesting and moving pieces. To me, the Gas Hood is an eerie, haunting, ghost like figure that could be quite easily fit … Continue reading

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The Attack on Hanna, 21st January 1916

On this day one hundred years ago, 75 men of The Black Watch lost their lives. Read on to discover what caused this spike in casualty numbers. As the situation for the besieged British forces at Kut grew more desperate, … Continue reading

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Object Advent Calendar Day 6

Somme Battlefield Bayonet Today’s object we have, for your viewing pleasure, a rusty bayonet. But this is a rusty bayonet with a story, for it was found on the Somme battlefield, and recently donated to the Museum. Whilst I would … Continue reading

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