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The Black Watch

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The Museum tour begins with an introductory film, introducing the visitor to The Black Watch and some of its key icons:

  • The Red Hackle
  • The Title
  • The Tartan
  • The Badge


The tour continues with seven chronological Galleries on the following historical periods:

  • Early Years 1725-45
  • French Wars 1745-1815
  • Empire 1815-1914
  • First World War 1914-1919
  • Second World War 1939-45
  • Post War 1945-2006


The tour continues with themed Galleries on the following topics: 

  • Day in the Life
  • Medals
  • The Black Watch and The Royal Family
  • Sons of The Black Watch
  • Remembrance

Temporary Exhibitions

The tour continues in our Temporary Exhibition Gallery – for information on the current and upcoming exhibitions see our Exhibitions page.

The Black Watch Today

The tour finishes with our display about The Black Watch Today, featuring the 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland.