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Mar/25 - Recruitment: Collections Assistant
The Black Watch Castle & Museum is recruiting for a Collections Assistant to join the Museum Team.

Feb/19 - Friends Sponsor Museum Exhibition
The Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum sponsor Museum Exhibition

Feb/18 - Extension of discounted Museum admission

The Black Watch Castle and Museum extend the offer of discounted admission including a tour

Due to popular demand we have extended the wallet friendly offer of half price admission including a tour given by one of their new volunteer tour guides. This offer will be available every Wednesday from 26th February until 9th April; there will be one tour available each day and booking is advised.

Tour dates and times are as follow:

Wednesday 26th February 11am
Wednesday 5th March 2pm
Wednesday 12th March 11am
Wednesday 19th March 2pm
Wednesday 26th March 11am
Wednesday 2nd April 2pm
Wednesday 9th April 11am

Leanor Blackhall, Volunteer and Friends Coordinator explains, "We have been delighted at the success of this offer with many of the scheduled dates being fully booked.The high level of interest has prompted us to extend the offer until the 9th April. We hope to welcome many more visitors onto the tours and to share in the iconic story that is The Black Watch.

 

Bill Macpherson, one of the volunteers who are taking the guided tours explains, “The Museum is so much more than just a collection of artefacts. It is the story about those who have served us through thick and thin over more than 270 years. It is a privilege to share that with more visitors whether or not they havea direct connection with the Regiment.”

The regular admission to the Museum for an adult visitor is 7.50.

To make a booking, please contact:
T: 01738 638152
E: volunteers@theblackwatch.co.uk

Feb/13 - Black Watch Castle and Museum's youngest volunteer receives Saltire Award

The Black Watch Castle and Museum is delighted to see their youngest volunteer, Mark Rimmer receive his first Saltire Award which evidences 50 hours of volunteering. Mark joined the volunteer team following the Museum redevelopment in 2013; he shares his time between two volunteer roles; Front of House and Cafe Assistant. When available, Mark also chooses to volunteer at Museum events, the most recent of which was the Burns Supper in January. Mark is now on his way to achieving his 100 hours Saltire Award.

 

Leanor Blackhall, Volunteer coordinator explains, “Mark is an asset to our volunteer team and we are delighted to be able to acknowledge his commitment to the Castle and Museum. While we do have an internal Reward and Recognition Scheme for our volunteers it is great to be able to officially recognise Mark’s contribution through a National scheme such as the Saltire Awards.”

 

Mark Rimmer says, “I feel as though I am able to give back something to the service men and women who served in the Black Watch Regiment. I also feel my confidence has grown tremendously due to my volunteering role Front of House and as Cafe Assistant.”

 

The Saltire Awards are designed to formally recognise the commitment and contribution of youth volunteering to voluntary organisations. Supported by the Scottish Government the awards enable young volunteers to record the skills, experience and learning gained through successful volunteering placements provided by local and national voluntary agencies.

To find out more about volunteering opportunities available at the Castle and Museum click here or contact the Volunteer and Friends Coordinator on 01738 638152

 


Jan/08 - Discounted Museum admission including tour
Throughout January and February, The Black Watch Castle and Museum will be offering half price admission including a tour given by one of their new volunteer tour guides.





THE BLACK WATCH MUSEUM A charitable company registered in Scotland | Charity Number: SC005848
Company Number: SC410954 | VAT Number: 125 4637 20
Registered Office: Balhousie Castle, Hay Street, Perth PH1 5HR