Tag Archives: The Black Watch Castle and Museum

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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Reflections on 2016

As 2016 draws to a close we look back at what has been an incredible year for The Black Watch Castle and Museum. We were proud to host the poignant Last of the Tide – Portraits of D –Day Veterans … Continue reading

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The Marriage Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel James Stewart to Williamina Kerr

A favourite painting of the Museum staff is the Marriage Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel James Stewart to Williamina Kerr 1803 by James Giles (b.1801-d.1870), as it is one of the few paintings in the collection which portrays a female. This … 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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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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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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