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  • Gettysburgh 1863

    Tue, May. 3, 2016 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    6:30pm drinks reception (drink included in ticket price), 7:00 lecture commences £9 non-members | £7 Friends Reservation recommended | 01738 638152 option one Historian Roger Cartwright will speak about one of the most famous battles of the American Civil War. Read more…
  • World War One Recruitment Day

    Sat, May. 14, 2016 11:00am — 3:00pm

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    Festival of Museums Event *First World War Recruitment Day at The Black Watch Castle and Museum | Family Event* We want you to join our mini army! Bring the family along to the Castle and Museum and sign up as a First World War brave soldier or caring military nurse. Go through the ‘sign up process’ and make your own ID tag. Dress up in uniform and... Read more…
  • Lecture: The Battle of Jutland

    Tue, Jun. 7, 2016 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    6:30pm drinks reception (drink included in ticket price), 7:00pm lecture commences £9 non-members | £7 Friends Reservation Recommended | 01738 638152 Option 1 The great naval battle of Jutland represented, at the same time, a culmination and an end of an era. It was the moment when the two largest dreadnought battleship fleets met in direct action, and the last moment when a naval battle’s outcome was not... Read more…
  • Lecture: Tayside Archaeology

    Tue, Jun. 21, 2016 1:30pm — 2:30pm

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    Latest results from hillfort excavations on Moncreiffe Hill 1:30 lecture commences Tickets £7 non-members|£5 Friends Reservations recommended | 01738 638152 Option 1 Join Sophie Nicol to hear about the latest excavations from two hillforts on Moncrieffe Hill. The forts of Moredun Top and Moncreiffe Hill sit on an important seat of power with views to the Tay and the Earn. Sophie will also give a short update on... Read more…
  • Friends are Good on the Day of Battle: Scottish Regiments on the Somme July-November 1916

    Wed, Jul. 6, 2016 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    6:30pm drinks reception (drink included in ticket price), 7:00pm lecture commences £9 non-members | £7 Friends Reservation recommended | 01738 638152 Option 1 Scottish infantrymen fought at the Battle of the Somme from its opening day on 1 July 1916 to its bloody conclusion 140 days later. Trevor Royle recounts their exploits and assesses the performance of their commander-in-chief Field Marshal Lord Haig, also a Scot. In doing... Read more…
  • The Black Watch at El Alamein

    Tue, Aug. 2, 2016 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    6:30pm drinks reception (drink included in ticket price), 7:00pm lecture commences £9 non-members | £7 Friends Reservation Recommended | 01738 638152 Option 1 Dr Niall Barr is a Senior Lecturer in Defence Studies, King's College London, based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham. Educated at the University of St Andrews, he previously taught military history at Sandhurst. He has published widely on British military history and... Read more…
  • The Scottish Women’s Hospitals: With a women’s unit in France, Serbia and Salonica 1915-1918

    Tue, Sep. 6, 2016 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    6:30pm drinks reception (drink included in ticket price), 7:00pm lecture commences £9 non-members | £7 Friends Reservation Recommended | 01738 638152 Option 1 The Girton and Newnham Unit of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals set off for France in the summer of 1915 for what was to be the start of groundbreaking and inspirational work.  In the autumn of 1915 they were sent to Serbia, the first women’s unit... Read more…
  • Lt Freddie Tait: Soldier and Golfer

    Thu, Sep. 22, 2016 1:30pm — 2:30pm

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    1:30pm lecture commences £7 non-members | £5 Friends Reservation Recommended | 01738 638152 Option 1 Winner of the Amateur Championship in 1896 and 1898 and several times a leading contender4 in the Open Championships of that time, Freddie Tait went out to South Africa with 2nd Bn The Black Watch at the start of the Boer War. He was a friend of the speaker's grandfather and like... Read more…