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  • Awesome Archaeology: Greece

    Sat, Sep. 23, 2017 11:00am — 3:00pm

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    To celebrate Scottish Archaeology Month put your archaeology skills to the test and conduct an excavation in our mini dig pits. Taking inspiration from Greek archaeological finds and create your own Greek pottery and colourful mosaic designs. All ages welcome | drop-in family event | suggested donation £2 Read more…
  • The Big Draw | Giant Soldier Collage

    Sat, Oct. 7, 2017 11:00am — 3:00pm

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    Join us on 7th and 8th October to celebrate the 2017 Big Draw. Showcase your artistic flair as we create a series of giant soldier collages using pencils, crayons, tissue paper, fabric, wool and lots more exciting materials. All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Suggested donation £2 Read more…

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  • The Big Draw | Giant Soldier Collage

    Sun, Oct. 8, 2017 11:00am — 3:00pm

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    Join us on 7th and 8th October to celebrate the 2017 Big Draw. Showcase your artistic flair as we create a series of giant soldier collages using pencils, crayons, tissue paper, fabric, wool and lots more exciting materials. All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Suggested donation £2 Read more…

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  • Life behind the Wire | Letters and Diaries

    Wed, Oct. 11, 2017 1:30pm — 3:00pm

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    The Museum’s exhibition, Life behind the Wire, uncovers the stories of soldiers captured and imprisoned during the 20th Century.  In this workshop, you will discover how Prisoners of War passed the time keeping diaries and writing letters to their loved ones. Make your own wartime diary and find out how to write secret messages using lemon juice. £3 per child | Ages 7-12 | Reservation... Read more…
  • Lecture | Passchendaele

    Thu, Oct. 12, 2017 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum lecture series Professor Gary Sheffield will take us through the Battle of Passchendaele.  Passchendaele was the major WW1 campaign of 1917.  It was fought initially for control of the ridges South and East of Ypres and the railway junction at Roulers, thus threatening the supply route of the German 4th Army.  Although the offensive began well with the... Read more…
  • Museum Explorer's Club | Terrible Ticonderoga

    Sat, Oct. 14, 2017 1:30pm — 4:00pm

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    Help The Black Watch attack the French-held Fort Carillion and work as a team to create a scale model of the fortress. With Halloween approaching we will gather in the French Wars gallery to discover the scary ghost story of Ticonderoga. Ages 7-12 £5 per child (drink, snack and Museum Explorer’s polo shirt included). Reservation required | call 01738 638152 Ex 201 Read more…
  • Poppy Weaving Workshop

    Sun, Oct. 15, 2017 11:00am — 3:00pm

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    Spend time with local artist June McEwan as she teaches the art of weaving willow poppies. In this session you will create a beautiful willow poppy to take home. You will then be invited you to join us on Sunday 12th November when you will have the opportunity to plant your willow poppy in the Castle grounds. This will create a lasting memorial meadow to remember... Read more…

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  • Life behind the Wire | Stitch in Time

    Thu, Oct. 19, 2017 1:30pm — 3:00pm

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    The Museum’s exhibition, Life behind the Wire, uncovers stories of soldiers captured and imprisoned during the 20th Century. In this workshop we will take a look at some of the embroidered pieces they made during their captivity and, using our craft skills, we will make a cross stitch of The Black Watch’s Regimental Badge. £3 per child |Ages 7-12 | Reservation required Read more…
  • Night at the Museum

    Sat, Oct. 28, 2017 6:00pm — 7:30pm

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    Are you brave enough to explore The Black Watch Museum and its frightening First World War trench by torchlight? Meet ghoulish ghosts from the Regiment’s past and hear their spooky stories before taking part in some Halloween fun and games. Be sure to dress up in your favourite costume to scare the ghosts as you creep around the Castle corridors. Throughout the evening enjoy a tasty... Read more…
  • Night at the Museum

    Sat, Oct. 28, 2017 7:30pm — 9:00pm

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    Are you brave enough to explore The Black Watch Museum and its frightening First World War trench by torchlight? Meet ghoulish ghosts from the Regiment’s past and hear their spooky stories before taking part in some Halloween fun and games. Be sure to dress up in your favourite costume to scare the ghosts as you creep around the Castle corridors. Throughout the evening enjoy a tasty... Read more…
  • Poppy Weaving Workshop

    Sun, Oct. 29, 2017 11:00am — 3:00pm

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    Spend time with local artist June McEwan as she teaches the art of weaving willow poppies. In this session you will create a beautiful willow poppy to take home. You will then be invited you to join us on Sunday 12th November when you will have the opportunity to plant your willow poppy in the Castle grounds. This will create a lasting memorial meadow to remember... Read more…

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  • Lecture | The Cradle of Scotland

    Thu, Nov. 2, 2017 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum lecture series Professor Stephen Driscoll of Glasgow University will talk about the archaeological project around Forteviot and the lower Strathearn valley, an area which played a central role in the development of the  Kingdom of Scotland from the 9th century. It was here that Kenneth McAlpin, traditionally the first king of a United Kingdom of the Picts and... Read more…
  • Memorial Meadow Service

    Sun, Nov. 12, 2017 11:00am — 11:30am

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    On Sunday 12th November we will create a memorial meadow in the Castle grounds using the individually woven willow poppies made during our October poppy weaving workshops.  This lasting memorial meadow will remember those who have lost their lives through war and conflict. All ages welcome. Read more…
  • Late Night Christmas Shopping

    Thu, Nov. 16, 2017 4:00pm — 7:30pm

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    Join us at the Castle for a delightful evening of Christmas shopping.  Enjoy the Festive atmosphere, take inspiration from the selection of quality gifts and take time to savour the complimentary mince pies, coffee and mulled wine. The Castle's Festive Elves will be on hand to offer a free gift wrapping service. Don't forget to enter the fun prize draw to be in with a chance of... Read more…
  • Museum Explorer's Club | Cruel Crimean Club

    Sat, Nov. 18, 2017 1:30pm — 4:00pm

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    Join The Black Watch as it fights in the Crimean War. Explore what really happened at the Battles of Alma and Balaclava and make your own cavalry sabre and cannon. Ages 7-12 £5 per child (drink and snack and Museum Explorer’s polo shirt included). Reservation required | 01738 638152 Ex 201 Read more…
  • Art of War | Decorative Weapons

    Sat, Nov. 25, 2017 1:30pm — 3:30pm

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    In this workshop take a close look at some of the wonderfully decorated weapons in the Museum’s collection and have a go at creating some yourself. £3 per child |Ages 7-12 | Reservation required Read more…
  • Book Week Scotland | Puppet Making at the Castle with Sylvia Troon

    Sat, Dec. 2, 2017 11:00am — 12:00pm

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    Join us at the Castle for storytelling and puppet making during Book Week Scotland, a week-long celebration of books and reading.  Storyteller Sylvia Troon will help you to create a colourful, character puppet to use in your own amazing stories. Ages 3-6 | 11.00am-12noon Ages 7-12 | 2.00pm-3.30pm £3 per child | Reservation required | Call 01738 638152 Read more…
  • Book Week Scotland | Puppet Making at the Castle with Sylvia Troon

    Sat, Dec. 2, 2017 2:00pm — 3:30pm

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    Join us at the Castle for storytelling and puppet making during Book Week Scotland, a week-long celebration of books and reading.  Storyteller Sylvia Troon will help you to create a colourful, character puppet to use in your own amazing stories. Ages 3-6 | 11.00am-12noon Ages 7-12 | 2.00pm-3.30pm £3 per child | Reservation required | Call 01738 638152 Read more…
  • Winter Festival at the Castle

    Sun, Dec. 3, 2017 10:00am — 4:00pm

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    Get into the festive spirit with our fun filled afternoon of Christmas activity. Join us to switch on The Black Watch Christmas lights, listen to the beautiful sounds of Christmas Carols, and experience storytelling in our First World War trench and galleries. Be creative with Christmas crafts and Christmas cookie decorating, and so much more. £5 per adult | Free for children under 16 Read more…
  • Museum Explorer's Club | Christmas in the Trenches

    Sat, Dec. 9, 2017 1:30pm — 4:00pm

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    Learn about the Christmas Truce of 1914 and re-enact the iconic football match which took place between British and German soldiers. Once the final whistle has blown we will create our own Princess Mary Gift Tin as presents for our loved ones. Ages 7-12 £5 per child (drink, snack and Museum Explorer’s polo shirt included). Reservation required | 01738 638152 Ex 201 Read more…
  • Winter Wreath Workshops

    Sun, Dec. 10, 2017 10:00am — 12:00pm

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    Make your own Festive willow wreath under the skilful guidance of local artist June McEwan. Weave a willow frame and use a range of decorative materials to personalise your creation. A hot drink and a delicious home baked mince pie will complete this seasonal event. Tools, willow and a small variety of decorative materials will be provided. Please bring along your own materials to individualise your creation... Read more…
  • Winter Wreath Workshops

    Dec. 10 - Sep. 10, 2017 1:00pm — 3:00pm

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    Make your own Festive willow wreath under the skilful guidance of local artist June McEwan. Weave a willow frame and use a range of decorative materials to personalise your creation. A hot drink and a delicious home baked mince pie will complete this seasonal event. Tools, willow and a small variety of decorative materials will be provided. Please bring along your own materials to individualise your creation... Read more…
  • Carols at the Castle

    Tue, Dec. 12, 2017 3:00pm — 4:00pm

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    Enjoy the sound of the Perth Choral Society performing a selection of classic Christmas Carols at the Castle. Take the opportunity to enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch beforehand or savour delicious home baked mince pies and glühwein during the performance. Suggested donation £2 | All ages welcome | Reservation required | call 01738 638152 Read more…
  • Lecture | 1917 - Total War

    Thu, Dec. 14, 2017 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum lecture series *Please note the date for this lecture has now changed from Thursday 7th December to Thursday 14th December* After the trials of the Somme and Verdun would the Allies apply the lessons learned and their growing stocks of materiel to break the Central Powers?  They would try but one ally would be knocked out of the... Read more…
  • Castle Christmas Experience

    Sun, Dec. 17, 2017 10:00am — 3:00pm

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    Join us at the Castle for an exclusive Christmas experience. Savour home baked mince pies and a hot drink whilst weaving your own Festive willow wreath with local artist June McEwan. Enjoy a two course Christmas lunch amidst the seasonal atmosphere of the multi-award winning Castle Café. Afterwards, discover the story of The Black Watch as one of our experienced guides leads you on an exclusive behind-the-scenes... Read more…