Upcoming Events for Events http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/ The Big Draw | Giant Soldier Collage http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/the-big-draw-giant-soldier-collage-2/?date=2017-10-07 <p>Join us on 7<sup>th</sup> and 8<sup>th</sup> October to celebrate the 2017 Big Draw. Showcase your artistic flair as we create a series of giant soldier collages using pencils, crayons, tissue paper, fabric, wool and lots more exciting materials.</p> <p>All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Suggested donation £2</p> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:56:15 +0100 http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/the-big-draw-giant-soldier-collage-2/?date=2017-10-07 The Big Draw | Giant Soldier Collage http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/the-big-draw-giant-soldier-collage-2/?date=2017-10-08 <p>Join us on 7<sup>th</sup> and 8<sup>th</sup> October to celebrate the 2017 Big Draw. Showcase your artistic flair as we create a series of giant soldier collages using pencils, crayons, tissue paper, fabric, wool and lots more exciting materials.</p> <p>All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Suggested donation £2</p> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:56:33 +0100 http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/the-big-draw-giant-soldier-collage-2/?date=2017-10-08 Life behind the Wire | Letters and Diaries http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/life-behind-the-wire-letters-and-diaries/?date=2017-10-11 <p>The Museum’s exhibition, Life behind the Wire, uncovers the stories of soldiers captured and imprisoned during the 20<sup>th</sup> Century.  In this workshop, you will discover how Prisoners of War passed the time keeping diaries and writing letters to their loved ones. Make your own wartime diary and find out how to write secret messages using lemon juice.</p> <p>£3 per child | Ages 7-12 | Reservation Required.</p> Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:50:46 +0100 http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/life-behind-the-wire-letters-and-diaries/?date=2017-10-11 Lecture | Passchendaele http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/lecture-passchendaele/?date=2017-10-12 <p>Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum lecture series</p> <p>Professor Gary Sheffield will take us through the Battle of Passchendaele.  Passchendaele was the major WW1 campaign of 1917.  It was fought initially for control of the ridges South and East of Ypres and the railway junction at Roulers, thus threatening the supply route of the German 4th Army.  Although the offensive began well with the British attack at Messines in Jun 17, a combination of German resistance, wet weather and diversion of formations to the Italian front in Oct - Nov 17 led to very limited gains at great human cost in atrocious weather.</p> <p>Lecturer Professor Gary Sheffield MA, PhD, FRHistS, FRSA is Professor of War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton and a military historian. He has published widely, especially on the First World War, and contributes to many newspapers, journals and magazines.  Gary Sheffield is an internationally-recognised expert on the First World War, especially the role of the British army. His research interests are, broadly, Britain in the age of total war, 1914 to 1945, and military history, especially land warfare, since Napoleon. He is currently writing, for Yale University Press, Civilian Armies: The Experience of British and Dominion Soldiers in the Two World Wars.</p> <p>6:30pm drinks reception (drink included in ticket price), 7:00pm lecture commences<br>£9 non-members | £7 Friends<br>Reservation Recommended | 01738 638152 Option 1</p> <p> </p> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:33:01 +0000 http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/lecture-passchendaele/?date=2017-10-12 Museum Explorer's Club | Terrible Ticonderoga http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/museum-explorers-club-terrible-ticonderoga/?date=2017-10-14 <p>Help The Black Watch attack the French-held Fort Carillion and work as a team to create a scale model of the fortress. With Halloween approaching we will gather in the French Wars gallery to discover the scary ghost story of Ticonderoga.</p> <p>Ages 7-12<br>£5 per child (drink, snack and Museum Explorer’s polo shirt included). <br>Reservation required | call 01738 638152 Ex 201</p> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:33:03 +0100 http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/museum-explorers-club-terrible-ticonderoga/?date=2017-10-14 Poppy Weaving Workshop http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/poppy-weaving-workshop/?date=2017-10-15 <p>Spend time with local artist June McEwan as she teaches the art of weaving willow poppies. In this session you will create a beautiful willow poppy to take home.<br>You will then be invited you to join us on Sunday 12<sup>th</sup> November when you will have the opportunity to plant your willow poppy in the Castle grounds. This will create a lasting memorial meadow to remember those who have lost their lives through war and conflict</p> <p>£3 per person | All ages welcome | drop in event</p> <p> </p> Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:52:19 +0100 http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/poppy-weaving-workshop/?date=2017-10-15 Life behind the Wire | Stitch in Time http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/life-behind-the-wire-stitch-in-time/?date=2017-10-19 <p>The Museum’s exhibition, Life behind the Wire, uncovers stories of soldiers captured and imprisoned during the 20<sup>th</sup> Century. In this workshop we will take a look at some of the embroidered pieces they made during their captivity and, using our craft skills, we will make a cross stitch of The Black Watch’s Regimental Badge.</p> <p>£3 per child |Ages 7-12 | Reservation required</p> Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:54:59 +0100 http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/life-behind-the-wire-stitch-in-time/?date=2017-10-19 Night at the Museum http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/night-at-the-museum/?date=2017-10-28 <p>Are you brave enough to explore The Black Watch Museum and its frightening First World War trench by torchlight? Meet ghoulish ghosts from the Regiment’s past and hear their spooky stories before taking part in some Halloween fun and games. Be sure to dress up in your favourite costume to scare the ghosts as you creep around the Castle corridors. Throughout the evening enjoy a tasty treat and a warming hot drink from the spooktacular BBQ.   </p> <p>£5 per person (BBQ prices separate)| Ages 5 upwards| Reservation required | 01738 638152<br>BBQ starts at 5.30pm</p> Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:57:05 +0100 http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/night-at-the-museum/?date=2017-10-28 Night at the Museum http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/night-at-the-museum/?date=2017-10-28 <p>Are you brave enough to explore The Black Watch Museum and its frightening First World War trench by torchlight? Meet ghoulish ghosts from the Regiment’s past and hear their spooky stories before taking part in some Halloween fun and games. Be sure to dress up in your favourite costume to scare the ghosts as you creep around the Castle corridors. Throughout the evening enjoy a tasty treat and a warming hot drink from the spooktacular BBQ.   </p> <p>£5 per person (BBQ prices separate)| Ages 5 upwards| Reservation required | 01738 638152<br>BBQ starts at 5.30pm</p> Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:57:28 +0100 http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/night-at-the-museum/?date=2017-10-28 Poppy Weaving Workshop http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/poppy-weaving-workshop/?date=2017-10-29 <p>Spend time with local artist June McEwan as she teaches the art of weaving willow poppies. In this session you will create a beautiful willow poppy to take home.<br>You will then be invited you to join us on Sunday 12<sup>th</sup> November when you will have the opportunity to plant your willow poppy in the Castle grounds. This will create a lasting memorial meadow to remember those who have lost their lives through war and conflict</p> <p>£3 per person | All ages welcome | drop in event</p> <p> </p> Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:53:00 +0100 http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/poppy-weaving-workshop/?date=2017-10-29 Lecture | The Cradle of Scotland http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/lecture-the-cradle-of-scotland/?date=2017-11-02 <p>Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum lecture series</p> <p>Professor Stephen Driscoll of Glasgow University will talk about the archaeological project around Forteviot and the lower Strathearn valley, an area which played a central role in the development of the  Kingdom of Scotland from the 9th century. It was here that Kenneth McAlpin, traditionally the first king of a United Kingdom of the Picts and Scots, had his royal palace, and it was the site of important law-giving ceremonies and charter signings by kings until the 12th century. A major 10 year research project by archaeologists from the University of Glasgow has investigated why this area was so important.  It was found that Forteviot was the site of a major prehistoric ceremonial and burial centre  on a scale with Stonehenge, with a spectacular bronze age cist burial containing a gold handled  dagger with a whalebone hilt. It seems that the early Scottish kings used this ancient site to help to legitimise the kingdom, claiming their ancestors had always seen the site as sacred.</p> <p>Lecturer Stephen Driscoll is Professor of Historical Archaeology at The University of Glasgow.  His primary interests revolve around the early Medieval Celtic world, with a particular focus on the Early Historic period in Scotland.  Since 2006 Professor Driscoll and his colleagues have been exploring the remarkable concentration of prehistoric ritual monuments, burials and Pictish royal palace site at Forteviot in its regional setting.  Professor Driscoll and Dr Ewan Campbell wrote Royal Forteviot: Forteviot in the 1<sup>st</sup> and 2<sup>nd</sup> Millennia AD.</p> <p>6:30pm drinks reception (drink included in ticket price), 7:00pm lecture commences<br>£9 non-members | £7 Friends<br>Reservation Recommended | 01738 638152 Option 1</p> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:22:49 +0000 http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/lecture-the-cradle-of-scotland/?date=2017-11-02 Memorial Meadow Service http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/memorial-meadow-service/?date=2017-11-12 <p>On Sunday 12<sup>th</sup> November we will create a memorial meadow in the Castle grounds using the individually woven willow poppies made during our October poppy weaving workshops.  This lasting memorial meadow will remember those who have lost their lives through war and conflict.</p> <p>All ages welcome.</p> Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:59:20 +0100 http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/memorial-meadow-service/?date=2017-11-12 Late Night Christmas Shopping http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/late-night-christmas-shopping/?date=2017-11-16 <p>Join us at the Castle for a delightful evening of Christmas shopping.  Enjoy the Festive atmosphere, take inspiration from the selection of quality gifts and take time to savour the complimentary mince pies, coffee and mulled wine. The Castle's Festive Elves will be on hand to offer a free gift wrapping service. Don't forget to enter the fun prize draw to be in with a chance of winning a gift for yourself.</p> Mon, 04 Sep 2017 12:12:18 +0100 http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/late-night-christmas-shopping/?date=2017-11-16 Museum Explorer's Club | Cruel Crimean Club http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/museum-explorers-club-cruel-crimean-club/?date=2017-11-18 <p>Join The Black Watch as it fights in the Crimean War. Explore what really happened at the Battles of Alma and Balaclava and make your own cavalry sabre and cannon.</p> <p>Ages 7-12 <br>£5 per child (drink and snack and Museum Explorer’s polo shirt included). <br>Reservation required | 01738 638152 Ex 201</p> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:37:45 +0100 http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/museum-explorers-club-cruel-crimean-club/?date=2017-11-18 Art of War | Decorative Weapons http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/art-of-war-decorative-weapons/?date=2017-11-25 <p>In this workshop take a close look at some of the wonderfully decorated weapons in the Museum’s collection and have a go at creating some yourself.</p> <p>£3 per child |Ages 7-12 | Reservation required</p> Mon, 04 Sep 2017 12:13:59 +0100 http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/art-of-war-decorative-weapons/?date=2017-11-25 Book Week Scotland | Puppet Making at the Castle with Sylvia Troon http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/book-week-scotland-puppet-making-at-the-castle-with-sylvia-troon/?date=2017-12-02 <p>Join us at the Castle for storytelling and puppet making during Book Week Scotland, a week-long celebration of books and reading.  Storyteller Sylvia Troon will help you to create a colourful, character puppet to use in your own amazing stories.</p> <p>Ages 3-6 | 11.00am-12noon</p> <p>Ages 7-12 | 2.00pm-3.30pm</p> <p>£3 per child | Reservation required | Call 01738 638152</p> Mon, 04 Sep 2017 12:16:36 +0100 http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/book-week-scotland-puppet-making-at-the-castle-with-sylvia-troon/?date=2017-12-02 Book Week Scotland | Puppet Making at the Castle with Sylvia Troon http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/book-week-scotland-puppet-making-at-the-castle-with-sylvia-troon/?date=2017-12-02 <p>Join us at the Castle for storytelling and puppet making during Book Week Scotland, a week-long celebration of books and reading.  Storyteller Sylvia Troon will help you to create a colourful, character puppet to use in your own amazing stories.</p> <p>Ages 3-6 | 11.00am-12noon</p> <p>Ages 7-12 | 2.00pm-3.30pm</p> <p>£3 per child | Reservation required | Call 01738 638152</p> Mon, 04 Sep 2017 12:17:04 +0100 http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/book-week-scotland-puppet-making-at-the-castle-with-sylvia-troon/?date=2017-12-02 Winter Festival at the Castle http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/winter-festival-at-the-castle/?date=2017-12-03 <p>Get into the festive spirit with our fun filled afternoon of Christmas activity. Join us to switch on The Black Watch Christmas lights, listen to the beautiful sounds of Christmas Carols, and experience storytelling in our First World War trench and galleries. Be creative with Christmas crafts and Christmas cookie decorating, and so much more.</p> <p>£5 per adult | Free for children under 16</p> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:50:13 +0100 http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/winter-festival-at-the-castle/?date=2017-12-03 Museum Explorer's Club | Christmas in the Trenches http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/museum-explorers-club-christmas-in-the-trenches/?date=2017-12-09 <p>Learn about the Christmas Truce of 1914 and re-enact the iconic football match which took place between British and German soldiers. Once the final whistle has blown we will create our own Princess Mary Gift Tin as presents for our loved ones.</p> <p>Ages 7-12<br> £5 per child (drink, snack and Museum Explorer’s polo shirt included). <br>Reservation required | 01738 638152 Ex 201</p> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:40:39 +0100 http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/museum-explorers-club-christmas-in-the-trenches/?date=2017-12-09 Winter Wreath Workshops http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/carols-at-the-castle/?date=2017-12-10 <p>Make your own Festive willow wreath under the skilful guidance of local artist June McEwan. Weave a willow frame and use a range of decorative materials to personalise your creation. A hot drink and a delicious home baked mince pie will complete this seasonal event.</p> <p>Tools, willow and a small variety of decorative materials will be provided. Please bring along your own materials to individualise your creation such as pine cones, ribbons, berries etc.</p> <p>£8 per person | Children over 8 welcome if accompanied by an adult | Reservation required | Call 01738 638152</p> Mon, 04 Sep 2017 15:14:00 +0100 http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/carols-at-the-castle/?date=2017-12-10 Winter Wreath Workshops http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/carols-at-the-castle/?date=2017-12-10 <p>Make your own Festive willow wreath under the skilful guidance of local artist June McEwan. Weave a willow frame and use a range of decorative materials to personalise your creation. A hot drink and a delicious home baked mince pie will complete this seasonal event.</p> <p>Tools, willow and a small variety of decorative materials will be provided. Please bring along your own materials to individualise your creation such as pine cones, ribbons, berries etc.</p> <p>£8 per person | Children over 8 welcome if accompanied by an adult | Reservation required | Call 01738 638152</p> Mon, 04 Sep 2017 15:14:32 +0100 http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/carols-at-the-castle/?date=2017-12-10 Carols at the Castle http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/carols-at-the-castle-2/?date=2017-12-12 <p>Enjoy the sound of the Perth Choral Society performing a selection of classic Christmas Carols at the Castle. Take the opportunity to enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch beforehand or savour delicious home baked mince pies and glühwein during the performance.</p> <p>Suggested donation £2 | All ages welcome | Reservation required | call 01738 638152</p> Mon, 04 Sep 2017 15:16:02 +0100 http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/carols-at-the-castle-2/?date=2017-12-12 Lecture | 1917 - Total War http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/1917-total-war/?date=2017-12-14 <p>Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum lecture series</p> <p><strong>Please note the date for this lecture has now changed from Thursday 7th December to Thursday 14th December</strong></p> <p>After the trials of the Somme and Verdun would the Allies apply the lessons learned and their growing stocks of materiel to break the Central Powers?  They would try but one ally would be knocked out of the war and two came close to defeat.  Would the USA's declaration of war on Imperial Germany assure victory?  Meanwhile the BEF would take on the lion's share of the fighting but more battles would mean yet more casualties.  This talk will give an overview of the highs and lows of a turbulent year both at home and abroad.</p> <p>Lecturer Mike Taylor is a member of the Tayside Branch of the Western Front Association.  The Western Front Association was formed in 1980 to maintain interest in the First World War (1914-1918).</p> <p>6:30pm drinks reception (drink included in ticket price), 7:00pm lecture commences<br>£9 non-members | £7 Friends<br>Reservation Recommended | 01738 638152 Option 1</p> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:08:24 +0000 http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/1917-total-war/?date=2017-12-14 Castle Christmas Experience http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/castle-christmas-experience/?date=2017-12-17 <p>Join us at the Castle for an exclusive Christmas experience. Savour home baked mince pies and a hot drink whilst weaving your own Festive willow wreath with local artist June McEwan. Enjoy a two course Christmas lunch amidst the seasonal atmosphere of the multi-award winning Castle Café. Afterwards, discover the story of The Black Watch as one of our experienced guides leads you on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum’s galleries and collection stores.  </p> <p>£45 per person | Reservation required | Call 01738 638152</p> Mon, 04 Sep 2017 15:17:28 +0100 http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/castle-christmas-experience/?date=2017-12-17