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

Major-General David Stewart of Garth

Just before heading up the stairs to Gallery 4 visitors will see the painting of someone who, on first glance, might not look like a soldier. This is Major-General David Stewart of Garth and despite the first impressions he has played a very important role in the history of the Regiment. He was born to … Read more Major-General David Stewart of Garth

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 more Royal Visit to The Black Watch Castle and Museum

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 Reflections 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 more The 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 more The 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 more Words of War Book Festival

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