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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

A Tale of Ticonderoga

figure of soldieer figures fightingat Ticonderoga at

This Halloween we share the eerie tale of Major Campbell of Inverawe. 18 years before the Battle at Ticonderoga Campbell was at home in the Highlands, when there was a knock at the door. On answering he found a man, covered in blood, asking for shelter. True to traditional Highland hospitality he allowed the man … 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

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 more

Our Replica Trench

What was life in the trenches like for the thousands of Black Watch soldiers who served during the First World War? In truth we will never know for certain, and indeed the experience would have been different for each soldier. Conditions would have varied depending on where the men were stationed and the campaigns they … Read more

10 Great Reasons to Visit The Black Watch Castle and Museum…

To visit a 5 Star Visitor Attraction in the beautiful city of Perth. To experience the Home of The Black Watch, Scotland’s Premier Highland Regiment. To sample the delicious menu at our multi-award winning café, where our food is freshly prepared, using local sourced ingredients. To experience a gallery tour led by one of our … Read more

My time as a Poppy Partner..

In early summer of 2016 by happy chance, I stumbled across a request for volunteers at the forthcoming Weeping Window: Poppies exhibition at the Black Watch Castle and Museum; I was thrilled. I had seen the poppies on television, but didn’t to London to see them at the Tower; didn’t even manage to buy a … Read more

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