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  • Lecture | Sevastopol: Forgotten City of the First World War

    Wed, Jun. 26, 2019 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    Major General Mungo Melvin, author of Sevastopol’s Wars; Crimea from Potemkin to Putin, will reveal this largely forgotten episode of world history, which continues to have many echoes today.  The Black Sea port and naval base of Sevastopol came briefly into the international news in early 2014, when Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula.  The longstanding historical significance of the place, however, was rarely highlighted in this reportage. ... Read more…
  • Summer Crafts | Create an aircraft

    Wed, Jul. 3, 2019 10:30am — 12:30pm

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    Summer Craft Sessions at the Castle | Create an Aircraft Defend the skies by creating your own World War 2 spitfire aircraft. Drop-in family crafts | Suggested donation £3   If taking part in this Summer’s crafts why explore the Museum galleries with 50% discount on child entry throughout the Summer holidays.* *Only available to children who have taken part in drop-in family crafts session *All children should be accompanied... Read more…
  • Summer Crafts | Colour Collage

    Wed, Jul. 10, 2019 10:30am — 12:30pm

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    Summer Craft Sessions at the Castle | Colour Collage Help us to make a Black Watch collage battle standard for our exciting Summer Festival. You can also make your own mini version to take home. Drop-in family crafts | Suggested donation £3   If taking part in this Summer’s crafts why explore the Museum galleries with 50% discount on child entry throughout the Summer holidays.* *Only available to children... Read more…
  • Summer Crafts | Soldier Paperchains

    Wed, Jul. 17, 2019 10:30am — 12:30pm

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    Summer Crafts at the Castle | Soldier Paperchains Create your solider paperchains to make your own marching line. You can add your artwork to our display or take home with you. Drop-in family crafts |Suggested donation £3   If taking part in this Summer’s crafts why explore the Museum galleries with 50% discount on child entry throughout the Summer holidays.* *Only available to children who have taken part in... Read more…
  • Summer Crafts | Brilliant Badge Making

    Wed, Jul. 24, 2019 10:30am — 12:30pm

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    Summer Crafts at the Castle | Badge Making Create custom badges with our brilliant badge making machine. Take inspiration from our collection or use your imagination to design your own regimental badge. Drop-in family crafts | Suggested donation £3   If taking part in this Summer’s crafts why explore the Museum galleries with 50% discount on child entry throughout the Summer holidays.* *Only available to children who have taken... Read more…
  • Summer Crafts | Model Soldiers

    Wed, Jul. 24, 2019 10:30am — 12:30pm

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    Summer Crafts at the Castle | Model Soldiers Let’s get crafty as we create our own model Black Watch soldiers using cardboard, fabric, felt, tissue paper, pens and card. Drop-in family crafts | Suggested donation £3   If taking part in this Summer’s crafts why explore the Museum galleries with 50% discount on child entry throughout the Summer holidays.* *Only available to children who have taken part in drop-in family... Read more…
  • Museum Explorer's Club | Join The Black Watch

    Wed, Jul. 24, 2019 1:30pm — 3:30pm

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    Find out what makes the Black Watch unique, take part in marching drills and learn about the fitness tests that new recruits have to do to join the Army. All our young explorers will be invited to showcase their marching drill at our Summer Festival on Saturday 27th July. All Museum Explorer’s Clubs are £7.50 per child (drink, snack and Museum Explorer’s polo shirt included) Suggested... Read more…
  • Lecture | The Cost of Unreadiness: The Black Watch 1919-1939

    Thu, Jul. 25, 2019 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    Trevor Royle will give a lecture on The Black Watch from 1919 to 1939.  As had happened throughout Britain’s history the conclusion of hostilities in November 1918 brought a rapid reduction in defence expenditure. Following the post-war election, won by the Liberals, David Lloyd George’s government introduced a Ten Year Rule to govern defence spending. Under this legislation expenditure on the armed forces was planned on the... Read more…
  • Summer Festival at the Castle

    Sat, Jul. 27, 2019 11:00am — 3:00pm

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    Join us for our annual Summer Festival at the Castle. We are excited to host this Army life themed event which will be a fun filled family day out brimming with interactive entertainment, live music and much more… Sing-a-long Gallery Tours Soldier Cookie Decorating Gallery Trails Family Crafts Outdoor Games Trench Tours Museum Explorer and Cadet Drills Dressing up stations Face Painting Meet the Bandmaster Obstacle Challenge Hide and Seek Meet soldiers from 3SCOTS and... Read more…
  • Museum Explorer's Club | Evacuate!

    Wed, Jul. 31, 2019 10:30am — 12:30pm

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    Find out about the effect evacuation had on families during the Second World War as we make our own air raid warden’s helmet, gas mask box and indoor air raid shelter. All Museum Explorer’s Clubs are £7.50 per child (drink, snack and Museum Explorer’s polo shirt included) Suggested ages 7-12 | 01738 638152 to book Read more…
  • Summer Crafts | Creating with Clay

    Wed, Aug. 7, 2019 10:30am — 12:30pm

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    Summer Crafts at the Castle | Creating with Clay Roll up your sleeves and have a go at making your own clay models. Drop-in family crafts | Suggested donation £3   If taking part in this Summer’s crafts why explore the Museum galleries with 50% discount on child entry throughout the Summer holidays.* *Only available to children who have taken part in drop-in family crafts session *All children should be... Read more…
  • Summer Crafts | Marvellous Medal Making

    Wed, Aug. 14, 2019 10:30am — 12:30pm

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    Summer Crafts at the Castle | Marvellous Medal Making Be inspired by the heroes of The Black Watch and make your own marvellous medals. Drop-in family crafts | Suggested donation £3   If taking part in this Summer’s crafts why explore the Museum galleries with 50% discount on child entry throughout the Summer holidays.* *Only available to children who have taken part in drop-in family crafts session *All children should... Read more…
  • Lecture | The Experiences of Black Watch Veterans of the Great War

    Wed, Aug. 21, 2019 6:30am — 8:00am

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    Dr Derek Patrick will explore the experiences of demobilised Black Watch soldiers in the years immediately after the end of the Great War.  Discussing what could be a difficult period of readjustment to civilian life, often exacerbated by disability, unemployment and accompanying financial pressures, the lecture will consider the important role of regimental and other service associations in providing support for those, and the families of those,... Read more…
  • Book Festival | Words of War | Day 1

    Sat, Sep. 21, 2019 2:00pm — 6:30pm

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    The Black Watch Castle and Museum are hosting the inaugural ‘Words of War’ Book Festival on 21st and 22nd September 2019 in partnership with Tippermuir Books Ltd[https://tippermuirbooks.co.uk/]. This 2 day event will broaden our successful lecture series focusing on books, both fact and fiction, of wartime stories, military history and war poetry.  Book Festival Patron: Professor Sir Hew Strachan *Saturday 21 September | Words of War Programme* ... Read more…
  • Book Festival | Words of War | Day 2

    Sun, Sep. 22, 2019 10:30am — 4:30pm

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    The Black Watch Castle and Museum are hosting the inaugural ‘Words of War’ Book Festival on 21st and 22nd September 2019 in partnership with Tippermuir Books Ltd[https://tippermuirbooks.co.uk/]. This 2 day event will broaden our successful lecture series focusing on books, both fact and fiction, of wartime stories, military history and war poetry.  Book Festival Patron: Professor Sir Hew Strachan *Sunday 22 September | Words of War Programme* ... Read more…
  • Museum Explorer's Club | Powerful Propaganda

    Sat, Sep. 28, 2019 10:00am — 12:00pm

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    Discover how posters, films and songs were used to inspire the troops and those on the Home Front during times of war, and have a go at creating your own propaganda poster. All Museum Explorer’s Clubs are £7.50 per child (drink, snack and Museum Explorer’s polo shirt included) Suggested ages 7-12 | 01738 638152 to book Read more…
  • Museum Explorer's Club | Weapons of War

    Sat, Oct. 26, 2019 10:00am — 12:00pm

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    Join us as we explore the galleries to discover the ways in which weapons have changed over the years and how science has affected those changes. We will get hands-on with some of these weapons and try our hand at making our own model tanks and planes. All Museum Explorer’s Clubs are £7.50 per child (drink, snack and Museum Explorer’s polo shirt included) Suggested ages 7-12... Read more…