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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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The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife

  As a Regimental Museum it is difficult, when wandering around the store, to avoid the occasional sharp, pointy thing, which always seem to be either at head, or elbow, level. All of us who work with the objects in … Continue reading

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Why do we remember with the Poppy?

Poppies were a common sight, especially on the Western Front. They flourished in the soil churned up by the fighting and shelling. The flower provided Canadian doctor John McCrae with inspiration for his poem ‘In Flanders Fields‘, which he wrote … Continue reading

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Tom Piper, designer of Poppies Weeping Window talks about the sculpture at The Black Watch Castle and Museum

  On 30 June we opened another installation, the first in Mainland Scotland, of the Weeping Window at The Black Watch Museum in Perth. The site was chosen as having a perfect blend of Historical significance and architectural beauty. The … 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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