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, General Townshend eventually announced that he would have to put the defenders on half rations. … Read moreThe Attack on Hanna, 21st January 1916

Love poem from a First World War Soldier

The First World War archive at The Black Watch Castle and Museum holds a notebook that belonged to Private Ed Hall of The Black Watch, who served during the First World War. The notebook contains several poems, but this is a lovely poem, presumably composed with a wife or sweetheart back home in mind. We thought … Read moreLove poem from a First World War Soldier

Volunteer Spotlight: Neil Hobson, greeter and tour guide

This month we talk to Neil Hobson who joined the volunteer team in 2013 following the Museum redevelopment. Neil, thank you for agreeing to share your volunteering experiences with us; can I ask what attracted you to volunteer at the Castle and Museum? Having retired, I found something was missing, although I played some golf … Read moreVolunteer Spotlight: Neil Hobson, greeter and tour guide

Volunteer Spotlight: Jim Patterson, various roles

We are now in September and we welcome Jim Patterson to talk with us about his volunteering experience with the Museum; Jim has been volunteering with us for just over a year. Jim, where did you hear about volunteering at the Castle and Museum? I saw an article in the Dundee Courier, attended an open … Read moreVolunteer Spotlight: Jim Patterson, various roles

Volunteer Spotlight: Laura Fermor, Collections Volunteer

We are now in the month of August and give a warm welcome to Laura who is going to talk with us about her time as a volunteer with the Castle and Museum.   Hello Laura, thank you for talking with us and sharing your experience. How did you hear about the volunteer opportunities at … Read moreVolunteer Spotlight: Laura Fermor, Collections Volunteer

Volunteer Spotlight: Willie Coupar, Volunteer Guide

This month we talk with Lt Col (Retd) Willie Coupar and shine our volunteer spotlight on all he does within the Castle and Museum. Hello Willie, Can you tell us how you started volunteering at the Castle and Museum? I had retired from my job at Glasgow University and moved to Perth.  Frankly I was … Read moreVolunteer Spotlight: Willie Coupar, Volunteer Guide

Volunteer Spotlight: Emily Patterson, Cafe and Education Volunteer

This month we shine the shine the spotlight on our volunteer, Emily. Emily, thanks for sharing with us your experience of volunteering with the Castle and Museum.  Can you tell us how you heard about the volunteer opportunities at the Castle and Museum did? I saw an advert in the Courier. There are so many … Read moreVolunteer Spotlight: Emily Patterson, Cafe and Education Volunteer

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