Tag Archives: The Black Watch Castle and Museum

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

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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

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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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