Royal Visit to The Black Watch Castle and Museum

HRH Duke of Kent, Provost of Perth, Lord Lieutenant of Perth. Major General Mike Riddell-Webster and Anne Kinnes outside The Black Watch Castle and Museum

Today we were delighted to welcome His Royal Highness, The Duke of Kent to The Black Watch Castle and Museum. The Black Watch Castle and Museum’s CEO Anne Kinnes and Chairman Major General Michael Riddell-Webster introduced the Duke to the team and led a tour through the Museum galleries. The tour highlighted the story of … Read moreRoyal Visit to The Black Watch Castle and Museum

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 moreWinter Festival at the Castle 2019

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 moreReflections on the ‘War of Words’ Book Festival

The Generation that fought two World Wars

Black And white photograph of Earl Wavell next to a jeep

We are looking forward to welcoming author, biographer and historian Victoria Schofield to the Castle where she will speak at our ‘Words of War’ Book Festival. In conversation with Lt Gen Alistair Irwin, Victoria will discuss the careers of Field Marshal Wavell and Vice Admiral Schofield. Here she talks with us about what inspired her … Read moreThe Generation that fought two World Wars

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 moreThe Jacobite Occupation of Perth

Words of War Book Festival

black and white photograph of Black Watch soldiers sitting on the grass reading a newspaper

The Black Watch Castle and Museum announces its first ever Book Festival ‘Words of War’ which will take place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September 2019. This inaugural event brings together a talented mix of local, national and international writers, who will explore the many aspects of military life and history through talks, interviews, … Read moreWords of War Book Festival

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

Reflections on 2016

As 2016 draws to a close we look back at what has been an incredible year for The Black Watch Castle and Museum. We were proud to host the poignant Last of the Tide – Portraits of D –Day Veterans exhibition during the summer of 2016, the only venue out with the Royal Palaces to … Read moreReflections on 2016

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