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  • Lecture | Great Escapes: MI9 and Second World War Escapes

    Thu, Mar. 28, 2019 1:30pm — 2:30pm

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    David Robertson will tell us of the little known world on MI9 during WW2.  While many WW2 prisoner-of-war (PoW) escapes are well known, even famous, thanks in part to the success of books and films on the subject, little is known about the aids and assistance PoW’s were receiving from MI9, based in the UK.  MI9 was a branch of WW2 military intelligence responsible for assisting... Read more…
  • Gallery Easter Egg Hunt

    Mar. 30 - Apr. 22, 2019 10:00am — 4:00pm

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    Saturday 30th March-Monday 22nd April Become a Museum Eggsplorer and travel through the galleries to discover the hidden Easter eggs. Can you find them all and claim your chocolate prize?  All ages welcome | Free with Museum entry  Read more…
  • Museum Explorer’s Club | Tastes from the Trenches

    Sat, Mar. 30, 2019 1:30pm — 3:30pm

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    Explore the culinary delights, past and present, of a front line soldier. See how rations from years ago compare with those eaten by soldiers today and try some for yourself. We will then use our baking skills to make our very own trench cake to take home. £5 per child (drink, snack and Museum Explorer's polo shirt included) or free with Museum family annual pass |... Read more…
  • Fundraising Dinner at the Castle

    Sat, Mar. 30, 2019 7:00pm — 10:00pm

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    Join us at the historic Balhousie Castle for an evening of fine dining and classical music performed by *Kingdom String Quartet*. All profits raised from this evening with be used to support our charitable aims. *Fundraising Dinner Menu* Amuse Bouche *Starters* Ham, chicken, wild mushroom terrine, spring vegetable piccalilli, sourdough Artichoke, orange and Scottish feta salad, kalamata olives and ciabatta crisp *(v)* *Main ***** ******Rump of spring lamb, fondant potato, minted peas, baby carrots, jus Pappardelle... Read more…
  • Fun and Games

    Fri, Apr. 5, 2019 1:30am — 3:30am

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    Taking inspiration from our ‘Sporting Soldiers’ exhibition we will take up the challenge of keeping fit and having fun as we try our hand at an assortment of traditional games such as hop scotch, egg and spoon, skittles and much more. All ages welcome | Reservation recommended | £5 per child | Call 01738 638152 to book Read more…
  • Hands-on with History

    Fri, Apr. 12, 2019 1:30am — 3:30am

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    Become a Museum Curator for the day and get hands-on with history as we investigate and identify mysterious objects from the past and present. Suggested ages 5-12 years | Reservation recommended | Call 01738 638152 to book | £5 per child Read more…
  • Lecture | The Military History of Food

    Wed, Apr. 17, 2019 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    Professor Niall Barr will examine the role and importance of food throughout military history. In so doing, the presentation will explore the fundamental connection between food and war - which is often overlooked or taken for granted. Professor Barr will examine the different influences in the way that our food has shaped warfare throughout history from the problems of supply, and living off the land, to what... Read more…
  • Easter Craft Eggstravanganza

    Sat, Apr. 20, 2019 11:00am — 3:00am

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    Join us for an egg-citing weekend of Easter themed family crafts. Let’s get messy as we use paint, fabric, tissue paper, pens and glue to decorate boiled eggs and create egg-cellent Easter cards to take home. All ages welcome | Family drop-in event | Suggested donation £3 per child Read more…

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  • Easter Craft Eggstravanganza

    Sun, Apr. 21, 2019 11:00am — 3:00am

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    Join us for an egg-citing weekend of Easter themed family crafts. Let’s get messy as we use paint, fabric, tissue paper, pens and glue to decorate boiled eggs and create egg-cellent Easter cards to take home. All ages welcome | Family drop-in event | Suggested donation £3 per child Read more…

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  • Museum Explorer’s Club | The Sound of Music

    Sat, Apr. 27, 2019 1:30pm — 3:30pm

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    Playing songs from home helped to raise soldier’s spirits when they were in lands far away. Let’s get our recorders out and learn how to play traditional tunes like Heilan Laddie and Highland Cradle Song. £5 per child (drink, snack and Museum Explorer's polo shirt included) or free with Museum family annual pass | Ages 7-12 | Reservation required | 01738 638152 Our Museum Explorer's Club take... Read more…
  • Lecture | British Military Medals

    Thu, May. 2, 2019 1:30pm — 2:30pm

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    Many military medals have a personal and emotional significance to the people they were awarded to and to their families. Using and handling medals from the Museum collection, Fiona Connah will give a brief introduction to British Military medals, particularly those awarded to Black Watch soldiers. Beginning at the turn of the 18th century, the talk will focus on both service medals and decorations. This talk will... Read more…
  • Lecture | John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough

    Thu, May. 30, 2019 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    When picking a list of the great Captains of History, John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough, will surely feature in most people’s top ten.  In his talk Charles Grant will briefly cover Marlborough’s early years before concentrating on the four battles that made Marlborough famous; Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde and Malplaquet.  He will use these big battles to illustrate why he believes Marlborough should rank as one of... Read more…
  • Lecture | ‘Enlist, Bonnie Laddie!’: Songs of the Scottish Soldier Across the Centuries

    Wed, Jun. 12, 2019 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    The Scots have long soldiered for money, adventure, a just cause, or national emergency. Out of that has come a rich heritage of music and song by, about, or for soldiers.  Many of the songs have a fascinating history to them.  Through narration, music and song, PlaidSong will tell of the story behind a selection of songs from across the ages. Dr Nicola Small is a... Read more…
  • Lecture | The Cost of Unreadiness: The Black Watch 1919-1939

    Thu, Jul. 25, 2019 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    Trevor Royle will give a lecture on The Black Watch from 1919 to 1939.  As had happened throughout Britain’s history the conclusion of hostilities in November 1918 brought a rapid reduction in defence expenditure. Following the post-war election, won by the Liberals, David Lloyd George’s government introduced a Ten Year Rule to govern defence spending. Under this legislation expenditure on the armed forces was planned on the... Read more…
  • Lecture | The Experiences of Black Watch Veterans of the Great War

    Wed, Aug. 21, 2019 6:30am — 8:00am

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    Dr Derek Patrick will explore the experiences of demobilised Black Watch soldiers in the years immediately after the end of the Great War.  Discussing what could be a difficult period of readjustment to civilian life, often exacerbated by disability, unemployment and accompanying financial pressures, the lecture will consider the important role of regimental and other service associations in providing support for those, and the families of those,... Read more…