The Black Watch Castle & Museum will commemorate the centenary of the First World War with exhibitions, events, a memorial wall in the grounds and an offering for schools.
Our exhibition plan will be updated as the commemorations continue.
October 2015-January 2016
The Battle of Loos
November 2016-January 2107
Next of Kin
In partnership with Perth Museum & Art Gallery, through a selection of these family keepsakes, this exhibition from the National War Museum of Scotland presents a portrait of Scotland at war, where the private lives of Scottish families introduce some of the themes and events of the conflict across the fighting fronts.
Joseph Lee: Poet, Artist, Soldier
From the trenches: exploring the First World War through letters, sketches, diaries and maps.
The Black Watch Castle and Museum officially unveiled a First World War Memorial Wall amidst commemoration events for the Battle of the Aisne on the weekend of 13/14 September 2014.
The Black Watch First World War Memorial Wall project will focus on the heritage of The Black Watch in the First World War, and the ramifications of that War on the Regiment, specifically that we – as a Nation, as a community – now remember those who fell in battle, and recognise the contribution they made.
From 3 September 2014 and throughout the First World War centenary, a cross will be hung on the Wall for each soldier killed on that day. The names will be read out and the crosses hung during a ceremony at 11am on nearly every day during the rest of the centenary period. Find out more about the Memorial Wall and dates for ceremonies here.
The Memorial Wall project has been made possible throughout funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for Scotland, and the support of The Black Watch Association, the Lady Haig Poppy Factory and the Guildry Incorporation of Perth.
Keep up-to-date with the progress of the Memorial Wall on our Facebook Page.