Telling the story of Lance Corporal Morrison

When it comes to curating exhibitions we traditionally try to take a step back. Curators aim to describe a setting, tell a story using interesting and enlightening objects and ultimately remain objective. This always fails, of course. In every word of every panel and label there is an opinion or emotion. We simply cannot tell … Read more Telling the story of Lance Corporal Morrison

Our Art Collection – Comrades by Robert Gibb

An ionic image of the military art genre is Comrades by Robert Gibb (b.1845-d.1932), which was first exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1887. The location of this original painting is now unknown. Whilst studying the life of Napoleon, Gibb had made a sketch of the retreat from Moscow. The dominant group of three … Read more Our Art Collection – Comrades by Robert Gibb

The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife

  As a Regimental Museum it is difficult, when wandering around the store, to avoid the occasional sharp, pointy thing, which always seem to be either at head, or elbow, level. All of us who work with the objects in storage have a story to tell about a particular item that is always ‘out to … Read more The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife

The Attack on Hanna, 21st January 1916

On this day one hundred years ago, 75 men of The Black Watch lost their lives. Read on to discover what caused this spike in casualty numbers. As the situation for the besieged British forces at Kut grew more desperate, General Townshend eventually announced that he would have to put the defenders on half rations. … Read more The Attack on Hanna, 21st January 1916

Volunteer Spotlight: Neil Hobson, greeter and tour guide

This month we talk to Neil Hobson who joined the volunteer team in 2013 following the Museum redevelopment. Neil, thank you for agreeing to share your volunteering experiences with us; can I ask what attracted you to volunteer at the Castle and Museum? Having retired, I found something was missing, although I played some golf … Read more Volunteer Spotlight: Neil Hobson, greeter and tour guide

Volunteer Spotlight: Jim Patterson, various roles

We are now in September and we welcome Jim Patterson to talk with us about his volunteering experience with the Museum; Jim has been volunteering with us for just over a year. Jim, where did you hear about volunteering at the Castle and Museum? I saw an article in the Dundee Courier, attended an open … Read more Volunteer Spotlight: Jim Patterson, various roles

Volunteer Spotlight: Laura Fermor, Collections Volunteer

We are now in the month of August and give a warm welcome to Laura who is going to talk with us about her time as a volunteer with the Castle and Museum.   Hello Laura, thank you for talking with us and sharing your experience. How did you hear about the volunteer opportunities at … Read more Volunteer Spotlight: Laura Fermor, Collections Volunteer

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