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  • The Red Hackle Gallery Trail

    Fri, Jun. 30, 2017 9:30am — 4:30pm

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    Friday 30th June – Monday 14th August Become an explorer as you journey through the fascinating galleries hunting for the famous Red Hackles. Every explorer will receive their very own Red Hackle! Price included in Museum admission Read more…
  • The Corbenic Touring Poetry Path at the Castle

    Sat, Jul. 1, 2017 9:30am — 4:30pm

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    Saturday 1st July – Monday 31st July No charge to view | Museum grounds Visit the Home of The Black Watch and be inspired by the words of Scotland’s contemporary poets carved into stone and resin, etched into glass and burned into striking wooden sculptures. These creative and engaging artworks can be viewed within the Castle grounds during the month of July. Find out more about theCorbenic... Read more…
  • Museum Explorers Club

    Sat, Jul. 1, 2017 10:00am — 12:30pm

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    Saturday 1st July, 8th July, 15th July, 22nd July, 29th July, 5th August, 12th August | 10.00am-12.30pm Tuesday 4th July, 11th July, 18th July, 25th July, 1th August, 8th August | 1.30pm-4.00pm *Saturday 1st **July |10.00am-12.30pm **Battlefield Archaeologists*  Become an archaeologist for the day as we carry out our own battlefield excavations. What exciting artefacts will we uncover? Parents receive 10% discount voucher in the Castle Café during... Read more…
  • Museum Explorers Club

    Tue, Jul. 4, 2017 1:30pm — 4:30pm

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    Saturday 1st July, 8th July, 15th July, 22nd July, 29th July, 5th August, 12th August | 10.00am-12.30pm Tuesday 4th July, 11th July, 18th July, 25th July, 1th August, 8th August | 1.30pm-4.00pm *Heroic Highlanders Tuesday 4th July | 1.30pm-4.00pm* Create your own basket-hilted broadsword and learn to fight like a highlander as we explore the earliest days of the Black Watch.  Parents and guardians will receive 10% discount... Read more…
  • Poetic Adventures at the Castle

    Thu, Jul. 6, 2017 1:00pm — 2:30pm

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    Tuesday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th July 2017 Come along to the Castle, explore the grounds and discover the Corbenic touring poetry trail. With a few simple words and a touch of imagination you can create your own literary masterpiece to share with your friends and family. Reservation required | 01738 638152 | £3.50 per child 10% discount voucher given to parents and guardians for the Castle Café;... Read more…
  • Museum Explorers Club

    Sat, Jul. 8, 2017 10:00am — 12:30pm

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    Saturday 1st July, 8th July, 15th July, 22nd July, 29th July, 5th August, 12th August | 10.00am-12.30pm Tuesday 4th July, 11th July, 18th July, 25th July, 1th August, 8th August | 1.30pm-4.00pm *Join* *the Black Watch * *Saturday 8th **July |10.00am-12.30pm* Weave your own tartan, make a badge and create a red hackle as you sign up to join the Black Watch. Parents receive 10%... Read more…
  • Museum Explorers Club

    Tue, Jul. 11, 2017 1:30pm — 4:30pm

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    Saturday 1st July, 8th July, 15th July, 22nd July, 29th July, 5th August, 12th August | 10.00am-12.30pm Tuesday 4th July, 11th July, 18th July, 25th July, 1th August, 8th August | 1.30pm-4.00pm *The Napoleonic Wars Tuesday 11th *July |1.30pm-4.00pm Join the fight against Napoleon. Build and fire your own musket and see if you can lead the Black Watch to victory at Waterloo. Parents and guardians... Read more…
  • CANCELLED: Lecture | The Home Front and Holidaymaking during the First World War; the Scottish experience

    Tue, Jul. 11, 2017 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    *Sorry, this event has now been cancelled.* Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum lecture series  This talk looks at what happened to holidays and holdiaymaking in Scotland during WW1. There was in the short term a total dislocation, with resorts deserted, moors silent and hotels requisitioned. But as the war went on, holidaymakers came back in number, particularly to the safer inland and West coast resorts.... Read more…
  • Poetic Adventures at the Castle

    Thu, Jul. 13, 2017 1:00pm — 2:30pm

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    Tuesday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th July 2017 Come along to the Castle, explore the grounds and discover the Corbenic touring poetry trail. With a few simple words and a touch of imagination you can create your own literary masterpiece to share with your friends and family. Reservation required | 01738 638152 | £3.50 per child 10% discount voucher given to parents and guardians for the Castle... Read more…
  • Museum Explorers Club

    Sat, Jul. 15, 2017 10:00am — 12:30pm

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    Saturday 1st July, 8th July, 15th July, 22nd July, 29th July, 5th August, 12th August | 10.00am-12.30pm Tuesday 4th July, 11th July, 18th July, 25th July, 1th August, 8th August | 1.30pm-4.00pm *All around the World: Part One Saturday 15th **July |10.00am-12.30pm * Travel to Russia, India and Africa with the Black Watch and make some traditional crafts. Parents and guardians will receive 10% discount voucher... Read more…
  • Poetic adventures at the Castle

    Thu, Jul. 20, 2017 1:00pm — 2:30pm

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    Tuesday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th July 2017 Come along to the Castle, explore the grounds and discover the Corbenic touring poetry trail. With a few simple words and a touch of imagination you can create your own literary masterpiece to share with your friends and family. Reservation required | 01738 638152 | £3.50 per child 10% discount voucher given to parents and guardians for... Read more…
  • Museum Explorers Club

    Sat, Jul. 22, 2017 10:00am — 12:30pm

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    Saturday 1st July, 8th July, 15th July, 22nd July, 29th July, 5th August, 12th August | 10.00am-12.30pm Tuesday 4th July, 11th July, 18th July, 25th July, 1th August, 8th August | 1.30pm-4.00pm *Terrible Trenches * *Saturday 22nd **July | 10.00am-12.30pm* Explore the Museum’s First World War Trench and try your hand at making a periscope. Parents and guardians will receive 10% discount voucher in the Castle Café... Read more…
  • Poetic adventures at the Castle

    Thu, Jul. 27, 2017 1:00pm — 2:30pm

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    Tuesday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th July 2017 Come along to the Castle, explore the grounds and discover the Corbenic touring poetry trail. With a few simple words and a touch of imagination you can create your own literary masterpiece to share with your friends and family. Reservation required | 01738 638152 | £3.50 per child 10% discount voucher given to parents and guardians for the Castle... Read more…
  • Museum Explorers Club

    Sat, Jul. 29, 2017 10:00am — 12:30pm

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    Saturday 1st July, 8th July, 15th July, 22nd July, 29th July, 5th August, 12th August | 10.00am-12.30pm Tuesday 4th July, 11th July, 18th July, 25th July, 1th August, 8th August | 1.30pm-4.00pm *Battlefield Engineers Saturday 29th **July | 10.00am-12.00pm *Build tanks and aeroplanes and discover how these machines changed the course of the First World War. Parents and guardians will receive 10% discount voucher in the Castle Café... Read more…
  • Live Poetry at the Castle

    Sat, Jul. 29, 2017 6:00pm — 7:00pm

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    An evening of powerful and entertaining live poetry performance with well-known Scottish poets Jon Plunkett, Morag Anderson, Tim Turnbull and Jim McIntosh. These poets will share their inspiring words and showcase emotive war poetry discovered within The Black Watch Museum archive. Reservations required | 01738 638152 | Tickets £9 Read more…
  • Lecture | Lieutenant Freddie Tait: Golfer and Soldier

    Thu, Aug. 3, 2017 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum lecture series Winner of the Amateur Championship in 1896 and 1898 and several times a leading contender in the Open Championships of that time, Freddie Tait was tall, good-looking, always cheerful and one of the finest Amateur golfers of his time.  Freddie Tait entered the Open Championship on nine occasions in the 1890's, coming third, as an Amateur, competing... Read more…
  • Museum Explorers Club

    Sat, Aug. 5, 2017 10:00am — 12:30pm

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    Saturday 1st July, 8th July, 15th July, 22nd July, 29th July, 5th August, 12th August | 10.00am-12.30pm Tuesday 4th July, 11th July, 18th July, 25th July, 1th August, 8th August | 1.30pm-4.00pm *Medals and Honours Saturday 5th **August |10.00am-12.00pm* Find out about the brave individuals who served in the Black Watch and mint your own medals. Parents and guardians will receive 10% discount voucher in the... Read more…
  • Museum Explorers Club

    Sat, Aug. 12, 2017 10:00am — 12:30pm

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    Saturday 1st July, 8th July, 15th July, 22nd July, 29th July, 5th August, 12th August | 10.00am-12.30pm Tuesday 4th July, 11th July, 18th July, 25th July, 1th August, 8th August | 1.30pm-4.00p *All* *around the World: Part Two* *Saturday 12th August, 10.00am-12.00pm* Learn about the places which the Black Watch visited during the Second World War and make Burmese Shadow Puppets and Delftware Tiles. Parents and guardians will receive... Read more…
  • Summer Festival

    Sun, Aug. 27, 2017 10:00am — 4:00pm

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    Summer Festival at the Castle £5 Adults | Children Free Save the date for our annual summer festival. More details to follow. 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…
  • 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…
  • Lecture | 1917 - Total War

    Thu, Dec. 7, 2017 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum lecture series 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 war and two came close to defeat.  Would the USA's declaration of war on Imperial Germany assure victory? ... Read more…