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  • The Kelpies at the Castle

    Fri, Jun. 2, 2017 9:30am — 4:30pm

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    The striking 10ft high scale models of The Kelpies, hand crafted by renowned sculptor Andy Scott are visiting The Black Watch Castle and Museum. These iconic sculptures pay homage to the tradition of the working horses in Scotland. Their visit to the Castle and Museum encourages us to reflect on the important role played by horses throughout Scottish and military history. 2nd June - 19th June |... Read more…
  • Family Storytelling | The Secrets of the Kelpies

    Sat, Jun. 3, 2017 10:30am — 2:30pm

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    Meet the Kelpies, explore their mythical origins in Scottish folklore and discover why the horse has become a symbol of strength and power throughout Scottish history. Storytelling sessions will take place at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm | Booking advised, call 01738 638152 and choose option one £4 per child, adults free Each child will receive a complimentary family ticket to return to the museum within the next... Read more…
  • Kelpies inspired family crafts

    Sat, Jun. 3, 2017 11:00am — 3:00pm

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    Taking inspiration from strong, powerful horses and the mythical kelpies get creative with our family drop in crafts Family drop in event | Suggested donation £2 Read more…
  • Family Storytelling | The Secrets of the Kelpies

    Sun, Jun. 4, 2017 10:30am — 2:30pm

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    Meet the Kelpies, explore their mythical origins in Scottish folklore and discover why the horse has become a symbol of strength and power throughout Scottish history. Storytelling sessions will take place at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm £4 per child, adults free Each child will receive a complimentary family ticket to visit the museum within the next 3 months Booking advised contact 01738 638152, choose option one Read more…
  • Lecture | The history of the horse in warfare

    Thu, Jun. 8, 2017 1:30pm — 2:30pm

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    For thousands of years the horse has been our companion, transport, and wartime ally. In this lecture Richard McKenzie, archivist at The Black Watch Castle and Museum, will consider the fundamental role played by the horse throughout military history. Booking advised | 01738 638152, choose option 1Suggested donation £3 Read more…
  • Family Storytelling | The Secrets of the Kelpies

    Sat, Jun. 10, 2017 10:30am — 2:30pm

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    Meet the Kelpies, explore their mythical origins in Scottish folklore and discover why the horse has become a symbol of strength and power throughout Scottish history. £4 per child, adults free Storytelling sessions will begin at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm Each child will receive a complimentary family ticket to visit the museum within the next 3 months Booking advised contact 01738 638152, choose option one Read more…
  • Kelpies inspired family crafts

    Sat, Jun. 10, 2017 11:00am — 3:00pm

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    Taking inspiration from strong, powerful horses and the mythical kelpies get creative with our family drop in crafts Family drop in event | Suggested donation £2 Read more…
  • Family Storytelling | The Secrets of the Keplies

    Sun, Jun. 11, 2017 10:30am — 2:30pm

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    Meet the Kelpies, explore their mythical origins in Scottish folklore and discover why the horse has become a symbol of strength and power throughout Scottish history. £4 per child, adults free Storytelling sessions will begin at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm Each child will receive a complimentary family ticket to visit the museum within the next 3 months Booking advised contact 01738 638152, choose option one Read more…
  • Lecture | The Tanks: From The Somme To Cambrai: The Arduous Road To Victory

    Tue, Jun. 13, 2017 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum lecture series In less than two years between January 1916 and November 1917 the British tanks went from the first tank “Mother”, through their first and modest support to the infantry at the Battle of Flers in September 1916, the disaster of Bullecourt in April 1917 and the mud of Flanders in the summer and autumn 1917 to,... Read more…
  • 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 Join the super summer adventure at the kids Museum Explorer’s Club. Enrol as a Black Watch soldier and step back in time to get to grips with day to day life in a... 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 Join the super summer adventure at the kids Museum Explorer’s Club. Enrol as a Black Watch soldier and step back in time to get to grips with day to day life in a... 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 super summer adventure at the kids Museum Explorer’s Club. Enrol as a Black Watch soldier and step back in time to get to grips with day to day life in a... 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 Join the super summer adventure at the kids Museum Explorer’s Club. Enrol as a Black Watch soldier and step back in time to get to grips with day to day life in a... Read more…
  • 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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    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. There was a significant change in their... 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 Join the super summer adventure at the kids Museum Explorer’s Club. Enrol as a Black Watch soldier and step back in time to get to grips with day to day life in a... Read more…
  • Museum Explorers Club

    Tue, Jul. 18, 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 Join the super summer adventure at the kids Museum Explorer’s Club. Enrol as a Black Watch soldier and step back in time to get to grips with day to day life in a... 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 Join the super summer adventure at the kids Museum Explorer’s Club. Enrol as a Black Watch soldier and step back in time to get to grips with day to day life in a... Read more…
  • Museum Explorers Club

    Tue, Jul. 25, 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 Join the super summer adventure at the kids Museum Explorer’s Club. Enrol as a Black Watch soldier and step back in time to get to grips with day to day life in a... 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 Join the super summer adventure at the kids Museum Explorer’s Club. Enrol as a Black Watch soldier and step back in time to get to grips with day to day life in a... 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 £9 Read more…
  • Museum Explorers Club

    Tue, Aug. 1, 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 Join the super summer adventure at the kids Museum Explorer’s Club. Enrol as a Black Watch soldier and step back in time to get to grips with day to day life in a... 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 Join the super summer adventure at the kids Museum Explorer’s Club. Enrol as a Black Watch soldier and step back in time to get to grips with day to day life in a... Read more…
  • Museum Explorers Club

    Tue, Aug. 8, 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 Join the super summer adventure at the kids Museum Explorer’s Club. Enrol as a Black Watch soldier and step back in time to get to grips with day to day life in a... 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-4.00pm Join the super summer adventure at the kids Museum Explorer’s Club. Enrol as a Black Watch soldier and step back in time to get to grips with day to day life in a... 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…