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Poems from John Beaton

Re-discovering Soldier’s Poems – World Poetry Day Weel Wullie by John Beaton We’re in the Trench, noo by John Beaton Held every year on 21st March, World Poetry Day was first declared by UNESCO in 1999 with the aim of supporting linguistic diversity and the opportunity for endangered languages to be heard. It is a … Read more

Black Watch Soldier Stories – William Good

New funding provided by the Army Museums Ogilby Trust in November 2021 has ensured the Museum’s cataloguing project will continue for a further year. This phase of the ongoing project focuses on the Archive’s World War I collection. As Project Archivists, we catalogue collections of archive material relating to individual Black Watch soldiers. Our work … Read more

International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day is celebrated every year on 12 May, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. The day is even more significant this year as it is the 200th anniversary of her birth, during the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. As we thank nurses and their colleagues for their work on the NHS frontline … 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

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