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Red Hackle Magazine

First published in April 1921, The Red Hackle Magazine is the Regimental Journal of The Black Watch.

With the exception of the war years (1939 – 45) it records the life and spirit of the Regiment in peace and war and the principal character that animates the story is that of the soldier, the “Jock”.

The magazine has evolved over the years but it is now published in November each year. The electronic version of the magazine will not be put on this site until 2 months after its publication date and so to ensure that you are sent your own copy you should subscribe to the magazine by emailing or by phoning 01738 444909 or 01738 623214.

We also hold some back copies of the magazine and these can be ordered using the contact details shown above.

Red Hackle Downloads

A boxed set of three DVDs can be bought from the Museum Shop. They contain digitised copies of all magazines from 1921-2010 and are fully searchable.

Published annually in November, the Regimental magazine of The Black Watch "The Red Hackle" contains current news on all aspects of the Regimental family.

Contributions flood in from far and near from Regulars, Territorials, Cadets, Association and Affiliated Regiments - and the magazine features articles of historical interest, correspondence and obituaries of former Black Watch soldiers.



The annual subscription (including postage) for people living in the UK is £14 per annum and for Europe (Surface and Air Mail) the cost is £30. Worldwide Airmail costs £30 per annum. If you wish to subscribe to the magazine please get in touch with us or download the subscription form, complete and return as instructed.

Telephone: 01738 444909 or 01738 623214