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Regimental History on Manoeuvres

What an exciting couple of months we have had in the Museum with lots of interesting projects on the go. Some of these include, our Archive cataloguing project, the 1900-1929 digitalisation project, and Museum accreditation returns and planning our Summer Festival! One project you may find particularly interesting is our loans to the National Museums … Read more

Easter at the Castle

Easter is nearly upon us so why not hop along to The Black Watch Castle and Museum for some cracking family fun! From Saturday 30th March to Monday 22nd April, come and egg-splore the museum galleries to discover where the colourful Easter eggs have been hidden. Find them all and win a chocolatey prize, yum … Read more

Auditing The Black Watch Museum Archive for research, learning and legacy.

I’m Heather Roberts, a professional archive consultant. This May, I had the privilege and pleasure of getting up close and personal with the archive at The Black Watch Castle and Museum. I was asked to undertake an audit of the archive to help guide the management of the collection and development of the service. Ever … Read more

The history of the T.O.S

To celebrate #NationalHatDay our archivist, Richard McKenzie talks to us shares with us the story of the T.O.S……. In military terms, the ToS (not to be confused with the TOS-1 which is a Russian rocket launcher) or Tam o’ Shanter, which replaced the Glengarry Cap in 1915 has a long, and noble history. Starting with … Read more

Innovation in the Archive #ExploreArchives

The Black Watch Museum archive holds a considerable quantity of primary source material relating to the Battle of Loos, 24th September 1915. This event has significant resonance to both the regiment and the region, in particular to the City of Dundee which, to this day, still commemorates the battle and losses felt by the city. … Read more

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