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The Black Watch

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History & Research


Thank you for taking an interest in research at The Black Watch Castle & Museum. 

Useful links

For assistance in carrying out your own research, please see our Tracing a Soldier page. This page includes information about where Service Records are held, other sources of information, and a book list.

For information on medals - getting them issued/re-issued, citations etc - please contact the MoD Medal Office.

For assistance in identifying medals and cap badges, please see elsewhere on this site:

For more information on tracing your family history in Perthshire please see the Council's Family history and genealogy page or the website of the Tay Valley Family History Society.

For more information on the Scottish Horse, please contact the Dunkeld Community Archive.


We have a dedicated Research Room for use by researchers of all kinds.

The Castle & Museum asks for a donation to our funds for researchers to access the collections on site in our Research Room. The suggested donation for a half-day in the Research Room is £12, or £24 for a full day.

Please note the Research Room is available Monday to Sunday but must be pre-booked and the date confirmed by the Museum Team in advance.

If you are interested in using the Research facilities at The Black Watch Castle & Museum, please contact the Museum Team for more details:

T: 01738 638 152 Ex 205

Research Enquiries

To submit a Research Enquiry please continue.