Major Kathleen Laura Prendergast

Our Collections Assistant, Fiona, enjoys discovering forgotten stories from The Black Watch history and sharing these with our visitors today. In this blog she writes about an inspirational woman called Major Kathleen Prendergast. As society continues to recognise the importance of diversity, the need for museums to represent as many voices as possible becomes more … Read more

Mutiny in the Ranks

The history of The Black Watch is brimming with stories of bravery; from Fontenoy to The Battle of Alma through to the Chindits in World War 2. Despite this their early years included a moment of controversy. For some this was a misunderstanding caused by a regiment that did not comprehend its new role but … Read more

Discovering Soldier Stories

Private Spencer Barwood can be seen lying on the ground at the front right of this photograph Since 2018 The Black Watch Castle & Museum have been cataloguing the archive collections. Myself and Carol-Anne Mackenzie, the Project Archivists, have been working to arrange the archives into collections and describing them to international archival standards. Part … Read more

Easter at the Castle

colourful hand painted eggs

Hop on over to the Castle and Museum this Easter It’s starting to warm up, there are green leaves on the trees and (sometimes) the sun is in the sky! Spring is on its way which means only one thing; it must be time for Easter. Here at the Castle and Museum we have some … Read more

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