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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

Reflections on the ‘War of Words’ Book Festival

Images of books

Over four hundred years of conflict, battles, wars and some very exceptional individuals were all put under the microscope at The Black Watch Castle and Museum first Book Festival on 21st and 22nd September 2019. Entitled “Words of War” and opened in the Queen Mother Room by the Festival Patron, Professor Sir Hew Strachan, there … Read more

The Jacobite Occupation of Perth

A picture of the painting (oil on canvas) of the Battle of Cullodean by artist David Morier (1705-1770)

Kathleen Lyle, author of ‘Afore the Highlands: The Jacobites in Perth 1715-16’ is looking forward to speaking at our Words of War Book Festival which takes place on 21st and 22nd September 2019. Kathleen will be in conversation with Dr Paul Philippou talking about the Jacobite occupation of Perth on Sunday 22nd September at 1.30pm.  … Read more

Rowley Gregg talks with our team at the Castle and Museum.

Over the past few months we have worked with the Charity Remembered to bring our own, ‘There But Not There’ installation to the Castle and Museum. This week we talked with Rowley Gregg, Director of Operations at Remembered to find out more about the charity’s work, the impact of the ‘There But Not There’ installations … Read more

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