Tag Archives: The Black Watch

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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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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Explore the Trench

Delve into the world of the First World War soldier by exploring our full-size replica trench. Forget all you have seen on the big screen of epic battles and experience what life would have been like serving on the front … Continue reading

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Innovation in the Archive #ExploreArchives

The Black Watch Museum archive holds a considerable quantity of primary source material relating to the Battle of Loos, 24th September 1915. This event has significant resonance to both the regiment and the region, in particular to the City of … Continue reading

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My time as a Poppy Partner..

In early summer of 2016 by happy chance, I stumbled across a request for volunteers at the forthcoming Weeping Window: Poppies exhibition at the Black Watch Castle and Museum; I was thrilled. I had seen the poppies on television, but … Continue reading

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The Poppy Partner Experience…

By chance, I read the local paper and saw an article looking for volunteers for the forthcoming Poppies: Weeping Window exhibition at the Museum. Whether it was due to my recent memory of the huge London exhibition or because I … Continue reading

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Peter talks to us about his Poppy Partner Experience

It has been an honour and a privilege to have been involved as a poppy partner through the Summer.My Father and his two brothers served in WW 2 and one did not return from El Alamein. My three great uncles … Continue reading

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