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  • Beaumont Hamel Memorial Service

    Sat, Sep. 3, 2016 11:00am — 11:30am

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    Beaumont Hamel Memorial Service Saturday 3rd September 11:00am At 1100 on Saturday 3 September 2016 The Black Watch Castle & Museum will host a special service to remember more than 140 Black Watch men who fell 100 years before at the Attack on Beaumont Hamel on 3 September 1916. The focus of the memorial service will be placing crosses for every man who was killed on the Black Watch Memorial Wall. Members of the... Read more…
  • Hands on Gallery Expereince

    Mon, Sep. 5, 2016 3:00pm — 4:00pm

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    Hands on Gallery Experience Every Monday 4th July – 19th September 3:00pm-4:00pm During this hands on experience you will have the opportunity to engage with items from our First World War collection. Included in Museum admission | Drop-in activity, no reservations required 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…
  • Hands on Gallery Experience

    Mon, Sep. 12, 2016 3:00pm — 4:00pm

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    Hands on Gallery Experience Every Monday 4th July – 19th September 3:00pm-4:00pm During this hands on experience you will have the opportunity to engage with items from our First World War collection. Included in Museum admission | Drop-in activity, no reservations required Read more…
  • Remembrance and Reflection

    Thu, Sep. 15, 2016 6:30pm — 8:30pm

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    Remembrance and Reflection Thursday 15th September 6.30pm | Discussion 7.00pm Listen to our distinguished panel and then you will be invited to join the discussion on the themes of remembrance and commemoration; past, present and future.   £8 | Includes tea, coffee and shortbread | Reservations required To book please contact 01738 638152 (option 1) Read more…
  • Hands on Gallery Experience

    Mon, Sep. 19, 2016 3:00pm — 4:00pm

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    Hands on Gallery Experience Every Monday 4th July – 19th September 3:00pm-4:00pm During this hands on experience you will have the opportunity to engage with items from our First World War collection. Included in Museum admission | Drop-in activity, no reservations required 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…
  • Scottish Hydro Singers

    Sat, Sep. 24, 2016 2:00pm — 2:30pm

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    Scottish Hydro Singers Saturday 2nd July 2:00pm-2:30pm | Saturday 30th July 2:00pm-2:30pm | Saturday 27th August 2:00pm-2:30pm | Saturday 24th September 2:00pm-2:30pm  Enjoy the sound of the Scottish Hydro Singers performing a selection of First World War songs. Suggested donation £2 | No reservations required Read more…
  • C Company 1st Black Watch Memorial Service

    Sun, Sep. 25, 2016 11:00am — 11:30am

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    C Company 1st Black Watch Memorial Service Sunday 25th September 11:00am At 1100 on Sunday 25 September 2016 The Black Watch Castle & Museum will host a special service to remember 51 Black Watch men from C Company 1st Black Watch who fell 100 years before during the Battle of the Somme. Amongst their number was Captain MacLaren Stewart of Ardvorlich whose mud splattered kilt is on display in the museum. The focus of the... Read more…
  • Lecture | Last of The Tide

    Wed, Sep. 28, 2016 1:30pm — 2:30pm

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    This talk will look at how this commission from HRH, The Duke of Rothesay of portraits of 12 D-Day veterans came about. It will examine the role the veterans played in D-Day and discuss how the 12 different artists created these paintings and how they pay tribute to these extraordinary men. Deborah Clarke has worked for Royal Collection Trust since 2002 and is based at the Palace... Read more…
  • Schwaben Redoubt Memorial Service

    Fri, Oct. 14, 2016 11:00am — 11:30am

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    Schwaben Redoubt Memorial Service Friday 14th October 11:00am At 1100 on Friday 14 October 2016 The Black Watch Castle & Museum will host a special service to remember 83 Black Watch men who fell 100 years before at the Schwaben Redoubt as part of the Battle of the Somme. The focus of the memorial service will be placing crosses for every man who was killed on the Black Watch... Read more…
  • Afternoon Tea with the Archive

    Fri, Nov. 18, 2016 2:00pm

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    Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea while listening to the treasures in the archive. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the Museum’s Empire Gallery; which was once the drawing room of the Earls of Kinnoull. Take your afternoon tea whilst listening to the narration of letters from our archive, all written by serving soldiers to their loved ones during times of conflict. Following this spend time exploring... Read more…
  • Explore your archive week

    Mon, Nov. 21, 2016 10:00am — 12:30pm

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    Monday 21st November 2016 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Friday 25th November 2016| 10:00 am – 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Join us in celebrating Explore Your Archive Week. Discover some of the many treasures stored within The Black Watch Museum's archive. Engage with the regiment’s hidden history and learn more from our research and archive team. Explore... Read more…
  • Explore your archive week

    Fri, Nov. 25, 2016 10:00am — 12:30pm

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    Monday 21st November 2016 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Friday 25th November 2016| 10:00 am – 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Join us in celebrating Explore Your Archive Week. Discover some of the many treasures stored without The Black Watch Castle and Museum archive. Engage with the regiment’s hidden history and learn more from our research and... Read more…
  • Evening of Christmas Shopping

    Thu, Dec. 1, 2016 5:30pm — 7:30pm

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    We are brimming with excitement at our 2016 Christmas gift selection from striking silk scarves, gorgeous tree and home decorations to beverages sourced from renowned Scottish suppliers. Enjoy warming coffee and mince pies while you hand over your pressies to our Gift Wrapping Elves to work their Festive magic. No charge, this is our Christmas gift to you! Enter our Party Popping prize draw to be in... Read more…
  • Christmas Crafts

    Sat, Dec. 10, 2016 1:00pm — 3:30pm

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    On Christmas Day 1914 thousands of soldiers were away from home serving in the First World War, far away from their families, friends and loved ones. To make sure every soldier would get something for Christmas, Princess Margaret sent out gift tins filled with small presents for those who could not be at home for Christmas. Join us and make your own gift tin and Christmas... Read more…
  • Afternoon Tea with the Archive

    Fri, Dec. 16, 2016 2:00pm

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    Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea while listening to the treasures in the archive. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the Museum’s Empire Gallery; which was once the drawing room of the Earls of Kinnoull. Take your afternoon tea whilst listening to the narration of letters from our archive, all written by serving soldiers to their loved ones during times of conflict. Following this spend time exploring... Read more…
  • Family Talk | My Son Tom

    Sat, Jan. 7, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm

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    For many who lost their loved ones in the First World War their grief was made worse by the fact that their remains could not be found. Join our archivist to discover the story of one man’s search to find out what happened to his son’s remains using original letters, documents and objects. This is an interactive talk for the whole family to learn more about... Read more…
  • Lecture | The Rivals: Montrose and Argyll and the struggle for Scotland

    Thu, Jan. 19, 2017 7:00pm — 8:00pm

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    Lecture by Murdo Fraser MSP The struggles of the Scottish Civil War of 1644-45 could easily be personified as a contest between James Graham, 1st Marquis of Montrose and Archibald Campbell, 1st (and only)  Marquis of Argyll. There are remarkable parallels between the two men: both came from ancient and powerful families, both were originally Covenanters, both considered themselves loyal subjects of Charles I, then Charles II,... Read more…
  • Around the world with The Black Watch

    Wed, Feb. 15, 2017 1:00pm — 4:00pm

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    Looking to entertain the kids during the school half term break? Look no further than The Black Watch Castle and Museum. Bring the kids along to discover some of the places The Black Watch have been in the past 300 years! Every day between 15th and 19th February we will create a craft from one of the different countries where The Black Watch have served. Make... Read more…
  • Around the world with The Black Watch

    Thu, Feb. 16, 2017 1:00pm — 4:00pm

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    Looking to entertain the kids during the school half term break? Look no further than The Black Watch Castle and Museum. Bring the kids along to discover some of the places The Black Watch have been in the past 300 years! Every day between 15th and 19th February we will create a craft from one of the different countries where The Black Watch have served. Make... Read more…
  • Lecture | Nivelle and the French Mutinies

    Thu, Mar. 2, 2017 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    By Professor Peter Jackson April to June 1917 marked a low point in the war for France.  The French government, led by Alexandre Ribot, faced the fall-out from the disastrous Chemin des Dames offensive of Robert Nivelle; widespread strikes on the home front; mutiny to the rear of the front line and the potential collapse of their chief pre-war ally, Imperial Russia which descended into revolution in... Read more…