Until recently, my only connection with Balhousie Castle, was to occasionally enjoy a cup of tea and a delicious scone in the café. I also have a family link with the Regiment as my husband’s uncle, Private William John Morrison, had served with The Black Watch in Cyprus, 1957-1959. In February this year, my … Read more Poppy Partner, Elizabeth Sime talks about her experience.
Read artist Paul Cummins reflection on Poppies: Weeping Window at The Black Watch Castle and Museum
The First World War archive at The Black Watch Castle and Museum holds a notebook that belonged to Private Ed Hall of The Black Watch, who served during the First World War. The notebook contains several poems, but this is a lovely poem, presumably composed with a wife or sweetheart back home in mind. We thought … Read more Love poem from a First World War Soldier
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
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
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
This month we shine the shine the spotlight on our volunteer, Emily. Emily, thanks for sharing with us your experience of volunteering with the Castle and Museum. Can you tell us how you heard about the volunteer opportunities at the Castle and Museum did? I saw an advert in the Courier. There are so many … Read more Volunteer Spotlight: Emily Patterson, Cafe and Education Volunteer
This month we shine the spotlight on Evelyn Radford. Evelyn has been volunteering at the Museum since July 2013 and is one of our team of 10 collections volunteers. Hello Evelyn, Can you tell us how you heard about volunteering at the Castle and Museum? Following retirement my husband drew it to my attention having seen … Read more Volunteer Spotlight: Evelyn Radford, Collections Volunteer