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Friends of The Black Watch

Who We Are

The Friends are a group of individuals who support the work of the Castle and Museum to preserve the legacy of The Black Watch Regiment for current and future generations.

Membership subscriptions and events help the Friends to raise money to support the Castle and Museum through funding Special Exhibitions, specified Museum projects and donations. By becoming a Friend you will be joining a vibrant  organisation which supports the growth and development of the Castle and Museum. For an annual subscription Friends will have access to all the benefits detailed below.

How We Operate

The Friends are a Registered Scottish Charity (SC041823). Monies raised are for the support and advancement of The Black Watch Castle and Museum and its’ activities.


Major General Mike Riddell-Webster CBE DSO

Management Committee

Chairman: Bill Macpherson
Treasurer: Bruce Osborne
Ex-officio: Douglas Walker
Secretary: Rosemary Pitcaithly
Major (Retd) Ronnie Proctor
Dr Nicky Small
Sarah Riddell-Webster

Events Committee

Chairwoman: Sarah Riddell-Webster
Bill Macpherson
Rosemary Pitcaithly
Major (Retd) Hugh Rose
Major (Retd) Torquil MacLeod
Major (Retd) Tim Carmichael
Major General (Retd) Mike Riddell-Webster

Policy Documents

To view the Friends constitution please click here.

To view the Friends data protection policy please click here.

Benefits of Becoming a Friend

  • Free admission to The Black Watch Museum (refund of your current entry fee if you join during a visit)
  • Complimentary Black Watch Story Tour  
  • Up to 1/3rd discount on selected ticketed events
  • 10% discount at the Castle Gift Shop and Bistro @ The Castle
  • Regular email updates on events, activities and an annual newsletter
  • Eligibility to wear a Friends Tie or Lapel Pin

Membership Subscriptions

Membership Type Details Subscription Fee
Adult £24 or £2 pm
Adult plus children One parent plus children under 18 £36 or £3 pm
Couple £42 or £3.50 pm
Family Parents plus children under 18 £54 or £4.50 pm
Black Watch Association Member £12 or £1 pm

How to Join

By Post: 
Download and complete our membership form and return to the address below. If you prefer we can email or post the form to you.

Credit card:
Contact 01738 638152, option 3 and advise that you wish to join the Friends

You can pay for your membership here.  

Visit the Castle: 
If you live locally you can pop into the Castle and Museum; our team at the front desk will assist you.

A: The Black Watch Castle and Museum, Hay Street, Perth, PH1 5HR

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