For assistance in carrying out your own research, please see our Trace a Soldier page. This page includes information about where Service Records are held, other useful research sources , and a book list.
For information on medals: getting them issued, re-issued and citations contact the MOD medal office
For more information on tracing your family history in Perthshire see Perth and Kinross Council’s Family history centre.
For information on the Scottish Horse Regiment contact the Dunkeld Community Archive.
We are currently undergoing a cataloguing project for our archive collections. Each collection records the life of an individual Black Watch soldier. You can browse the catalogues for our archive collection on The National Archives website. Alternatively for a pdf copy of the catalogue, with additional item level descriptions, contact our archivist (see details below). Please continue to check The National Archives website as more catalogues are being added regularly.
We have a dedicated room which can be used by researchers. To use this space we ask for a suggested donation of £12 for a half day, or £24 for a full day. The room is available Monday to Sunday although must be pre-booked and confirmed in advance. To make a booking please contact:
T: 01738 638 152, option 1
If you would prefer our team to undertake research on your behalf we ask that you submit a formal research enquiry. Before doing so we recommend that you read all the available information and relevant links listed on our website, in particular the Tracing a Soldier page. Soldier’s records after 1920 are held at the Army Personnel Centre and we have very limited information on individual soldiers from this time onwards.
As we do not have the resources to participate in unfunded research we ask for a £10 non-refundable donation at the time you submit your enquiry. We will do our best to answer your enquiry but cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
If you would like to proceed with submitting a research enquiry, please fill in and submit the research request form below. After submitting your request you will be redirected to make payment.