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 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 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

Research Enquiries

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.

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.

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