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  • Summer Festival

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

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    Summer Festival at the Castle *Sunday 27th August | 10.00am – 4.00pm | £5 Adults | Children Free* Celebrate the summer season with The Black Watch Castle and Museum’s annual summer festival. Enjoy a jam packed blend of kids’ gallery tours, trench tales, re-enactors, face painting, soldier’s stories, family crafts, marching drills, dressing up and cookie decorating. The day also brings a delicious BBQ in the Castle grounds and... Read more…
  • Lecture | The Black Watch, Fighting in the Front Line, 1899-2006

    Sep. 12 - Jul. 12, 2017 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum Lecture Series Entitled The Black Watch, Fighting in the Front Line 1899-2006, and with a foreword by HRH the Duke of Rothesay, Victoria Schofield will be discussing writing the second and last volume of The Black Watch's official history. She will be highlighting some of the amazing and moving stories which have helped to make the history live... Read more…
  • Doors Open Days

    Sat, Sep. 16, 2017 9:30am — 4:30pm

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    Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment.  It offers free access to over a thousand venues across the country throughout September, every year. During Doors Open Days enjoy free access to The Black Watch Museum and experience the story of Scotland's oldest Highland Regiment. We have a selection of tours over this weekend which visitors can access: *The Black Watch Story... Read more…
  • Doors Open Days

    Sun, Sep. 17, 2017 9:30am — 4:30pm

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    Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment. It offers free access to over a thousand venues across the country throughout September, every year. During Doors Open Days enjoy free access to The Black Watch Museum and experience the story of Scotland's oldest Highland Regiment. We have a selection of tours over this weekend which visitors can access: *The Black Watch Story Tour... 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…