Words oF WAR BOOK FESTIVAL

Words of War Book Festival 2019

The Black Watch Castle and Museum, its unique collection and extensive archive have long been a place of intrigue, interest and research for authors from far and wide. We are therefore delighted that, through our inaugural book festival Words of War, we can give you the opportunity to listen to and meet authors who write about the many and varied aspects of war, the military, military history and war stories of both fact and fiction. All of the books discussed will be available for purchase during the author’s book signing sessions.

Full details of the programme can be seen below and also by downloading the event brochure here.

Tickets can be purchased;

  • From our website (see below)
  • By calling 01738 638152, option 3 
  • From The Black Watch Castle and Museum, Hay Street, Perth, PH1 5HR

Festival Event Calendar

september, 2019

21sep2:00 pm3:00 pmMilitary Biography – The Generation that fought two World WarsVictoria Schofield in conversation with Lt Gen Sir Alistair Irwin | Saturday 21st September | 14.00 | £8Book Tickets

21sep2:00 pm3:00 pmA Secret Diary of the First World WarGill Arbuthnott – Children’s event – Recommended Age: 6 -12 | Saturday 21st September | 14.00 | Free (Booking required)Book Tickets

21sep3:30 pm4:30 pmThe First World War comes to IslayLes Wilson and Lord Robertson of Port Ellen | Saturday 21st September | 15.30 | £8Book Tickets

21sep3:30 pm4:30 pmThe Piper of Tobruk – World War TwoAlice Soper interviewed by with Lt Gen Sir Alistair Irwin | Saturday 21st September| 15.30 | £6Book Tickets

21sep5:00 pm6:00 pmThe First World War from the German perspectiveJonathan Boff in conversation with Professor Sir Hew Strachan | Saturday 21st September | 17.00 | £8Book Tickets

21sep5:00 pm6:00 pmBattles of the Perthshire MuirsRob Hands | Saturday 21st September | 17.00 | £6Book Tickets

21sep6:30 pm7:30 pmScotland and the Cold WarTrevor Royle in conversation with Allan Mallinson | Saturday 21st September | 18.30 | £8Book Tickets

22sep10:30 am11:30 amWar and Peace – Were lessons learnt?Allan Mallinson | Sunday 22nd September | 10.30 | £8Book Tickets

22sep12:00 pm1:00 pmJacobites Wars – The Battle of Killiecrankie 1689Stuart Reid in conversation with Dr Nicola Small | Sunday 22nd September | 12.00 | £8Book Tickets

22sep12:00 pm1:00 pmWorkshop- How to research and publish your bookArchivist Richard Hunter in discussion with Publisher Dr Paul Philippou |Sunday 22nd September | 12.00 | £6Book Tickets

22sep1:30 pm2:30 pmThe Jacobite occupation of PerthKathleen Lyle in conversation with Dr Paul Philippou | Sunday 22nd September | 13.30 | £6Book Tickets

22sep1:30 pm2:30 pmWar JournalismPaul Moorcraft | Sunday 22nd September | 13.30 | £8Book Tickets

22sep1:30 pm2:30 pmScottish World War 2 heroineMary Miller in conversation with Ajay Close | Sunday 22nd September | 15.00 | £8 Book Tickets

22sep3:00 pm4:00 pmDunbar 1650: re-interpreting the battlefieldArran Johnston | Sunday 22nd September | 15.00 | £6Book Tickets

22sep4:30 pm5:30 pmScots in the Spanish Civil WarDaniel Gray and Professor Willy Maley in conversation with Dr Paul Philippou | Sunday 22nd September | 16.30 | £8Book Tickets

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