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The Black Watch Castle and Museum CEO named in 2020 Top 100 Women in Tourism

outdoor view of balhousie castle in perth

During what has been one of the most challenging years to date for the Scottish tourism industry, this week Women in Tourism announced the 2020 Top 100 Women in Tourism. This announcement recognises not just individual achievements over the last year, but the combined passion which has supported the sector throughout 2020. Anne Kinnes, CEO … 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

Iconic D-DAY Sculpture to visit The Black Watch Castle and Museum

close up of steel dove, part of a larger sculpture of a soldier

The poignant ‘D-Day: Soldiers of Sacrifice’ sculpture will be visiting The Black Watch Castle and Museum from Friday 29th May until Sunday 12th July; the first time the sculpture has visited Scotland.Funded by the Heritage Lottery and commissioned by The D-Day Story museum in Portsmouth the sculpture commemorates the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings … Read more

Sergeant David Finlay

Black Watch Soldier Stories Sergeant David Finlay was one of 14 Black Watch soldiers to have been awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest British medal for gallantry in the face of the enemy. He was born on 29 January 1893 in Guardbridge, Fife and left formal education aged 14. Finlay gained employment as a ploughman … Read more

A Very Brief War

Map of The Battle of Aisne - showing opposing forces

In this blog Lieutenant General Sir Alistair Irwin, former Chairman of The Black Watch Museum Trust, discusses his decision to write the book ‘A Very Brief War’ and explains why he is donating proceeds from the sale to The Black Watch Castle and Museum. Lieutenant Lewis Robertson Cumming In the late 1970s my grandfather showed … Read more

Winter Festival at the Castle 2019

Balhousie Castle in Perth in the Winter time with snow falling

Saturday 23rd November 11am – 4pm Adults Free | Children £5 As the nights draw in and get colder, thoughts here at the Castle turn to celebrating the changing of the seasons with our Winter Festival. We’re busy preparing some fantastic activities for all ages which are sure to get everyone into the Christmas spirit. … 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

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