Upcoming Events for Events https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/ World War One Replica Trench https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/world-war-one-replica-trench/?date=2018-02-25 <p>Explore our First World War replica trench and learn about the day to day life of a soldier living on the front line.</p> Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:09:59 +0000 https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/world-war-one-replica-trench/?date=2018-02-25 World War One Replica Trench https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/world-war-one-replica-trench/?date=2018-03-03 <p>Explore our First World War replica trench and learn about the day to day life of a soldier living on the front line.</p> Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:10:37 +0000 https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/world-war-one-replica-trench/?date=2018-03-03 Lecture | The German advance in the Spring of 1918 https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/lecture-the-german-advance-in-the-spring-of-1918/?date=2018-03-15 <p><strong>Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum Lecture Series</strong></p> <p>With the Russians having sought a peace treaty, the Germans were able to concentrate their forces in the West and to launch a major offensive, before the Americans were ready to take their place on the Western front. This was aimed especially at General Gough’s Fifth Army and almost succeeded before the German advance was finally halted at Amiens</p> <p>Professsor 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> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:58:09 +0000 https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/lecture-the-german-advance-in-the-spring-of-1918/?date=2018-03-15 British Science Week: Battlefield Laboratory https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/british-science-week-battlefield-laboratory/?date=2018-03-17 <p>How do guns and cannons work? What makes a bullet fly in a straight line? Find out the answers to these questions and more at our explosively exciting Battlefield Laboratory workshop.</p> <p>£3 per child | Ages 7-12 | Reservation required | 01738 638152</p> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:00:53 +0000 https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/british-science-week-battlefield-laboratory/?date=2018-03-17 Museum Explorers: The Ludendorff Offensive https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/museum-explorers-the-ludendorff-offensive/?date=2018-03-24 <p>In March 1918 the German Army launched its final great attack of the First World War, the Ludendorff Offensive. Help the British Army prepare for the oncoming assault by constructing your own detailed front-line trench model</p> <p>£5 per child (drink and snack and Museum Explorer’s polo shirt included) | Ages 7-12 <br>Reservation required | 01738 638152</p> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:04:01 +0000 https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/museum-explorers-the-ludendorff-offensive/?date=2018-03-24 Museum Easter Egg Hunt https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/museum-easter-egg-hunt/?date=2018-03-31 <p>The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all?</p> <p>From Saturday 31st March until Sunday 15th April<br>All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.</p> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:09:19 +0000 https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/museum-easter-egg-hunt/?date=2018-03-31 World War One Replica Trench https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/world-war-one-replica-trench/?date=2018-03-31 <p>Explore our First World War replica trench and learn about the day to day life of a soldier living on the front line.</p> Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:11:08 +0000 https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/world-war-one-replica-trench/?date=2018-03-31 Art of War: Beautiful Broadswords https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/art-of-war-beautiful-broadswords/?date=2018-04-03 <p>Broadswords were the weapons of choice for highland warriors, they were also beautiful works of art. Have a look at some of our stunning swords before trying your hand at making one of your own.</p> <p>All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Suggested donation £3 per child.</p> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:44:22 +0000 https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/art-of-war-beautiful-broadswords/?date=2018-04-03 Art of War: Children’s Illustration Masterclass https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/art-of-war-childrens-illustration-masterclass/?date=2018-04-05 <p>Join local artist Sylvia Troon for an exciting drawing masterclass. Learn some handy tips and techniques to help you create imaginative sketches which will bring a story to life  </p> <p>£8 per child | Ages 7-12 | Reservation required | 01738 638152</p> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:45:37 +0000 https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/art-of-war-childrens-illustration-masterclass/?date=2018-04-05 Art of War: Print Makers Practice https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/art-of-war-print-makers-practice/?date=2018-04-10 <p>Roll up your sleeves and have a go at block printing to design your own stylish artwork. Why not explore the galleries with our fun trail to discover the inspiring prints on display in The Black Watch Castle and Museum?</p> <p>All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Gallery Trail included in Museum Entry. <br>Suggested donation of £3 per person for block printing.</p> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:50:00 +0000 https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/art-of-war-print-makers-practice/?date=2018-04-10 Art of War: Children’s Watercolour Masterclass https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/art-of-war-childrens-watercolour-masterclass/?date=2018-04-14 <p>Master the art of watercolours with local artist Rebecca Prentice. Learn simple tips and techniques to help you create some wonderful artworks.</p> <p>£8 per child | Ages 7-12 | Reservation required | 01738 638152</p> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:54:16 +0000 https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/art-of-war-childrens-watercolour-masterclass/?date=2018-04-14 Lecture | The Zeebrugge and Ostend Raids: 23rd April 1918 https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/lecture-the-zeebrugge-and-ostend-raids-23rd-april-1918/?date=2018-04-26 <p><strong>Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum Lecture Series</strong></p> <p>To mark the centenary of the Ostend and Zeebrugee Raids of 23rd April 1918 Dr Andrew Gordon will discuss the strategic situation with particular reference to the U-boat war in 1917-18, the gate-keeping role of the Dover Patrol with its huge defensive minefields, the role of Bruges as a naval base and the two canals connecting it to the North Sea.  Dr Gordon will also look at the impact of the The German Army’s 1918 spring offensive (Kaiserschlacht) along with the key commanders, the plan to block the canals entrances at Zeebrugge and Ostend and the execution - “St George for England!” and outcomes.</p> <p>Dr Andrew Gordon is currently a Reader of Naval History in the Defence Studies Department at the Defenrce Academy, Shrivenham.  He was educated at Glenalmond College then the University of Wales where he read International Politics.  His second degree was a PhD in War Studies at King's College, University of London.  He has been an honorary fellow of the Centre for Maritime Historical Studies at Exeter University since 1996, is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a Councillor of the Navy Records Society. Andrew was in the consultation loop for the revision of British Maritime Doctrine (BR 1806) and Fighting Instructions.  He is a regular lecturer to 'Maritime Warfare', and 'COs Design' courses at the Maritime Warfare Centre in HMS Dryad. He has been a recipient of the Westminster Medal for Military Literature, and the Longman, History Today Book of the Year prize and has been the winner of book prizes for: The Rules of the Game, Jutland and British Naval Command. He is also the Royal Australian Navy's visiting 'Synnott' lecturer 2001. He was Distinguished Chair or Naval Heritage, at US Naval Academy 2007-2009 and Archival Fellow at Churchill College Cambridge, Sep-Dec 2009. He is a former Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Naval Reserve, and has the Reserve Decoration.</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> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:01:30 +0000 https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/lecture-the-zeebrugge-and-ostend-raids-23rd-april-1918/?date=2018-04-26 Museum Explorers: Officer School https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/museum-explorers-officer-school/?date=2018-04-28 <p>Have you got what it takes to be an officer in The Black Watch? Make your own officer’s dirk and scabbard and try your hand at putting a squad of soldiers through challenging battlefield manoeuvres.</p> <p>£5 per child (drink and snack and Museum Explorer’s polo shirt included) | Ages 7-12 <br>Reservation required | 01738 638152</p> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:57:15 +0000 https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/museum-explorers-officer-school/?date=2018-04-28 Lecture | Allenby and the Palestine Campaign 1917-18 https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/lecture-allenby-and-the-palestine-campaign-1917-18/?date=2018-05-17 <p><strong>Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum Lecture Series</strong></p> <p>After two unsuccessful attempts by General Murray to take Gaza, Allenby took over. He conducted a most successful campaign leading not only to the capture of Gaza but to the taking of Jerusalem and most of present day Syria. In stark contrast to the Western Front, this was a campaign of effective use of force, surprise and mobility.</p> <p>Lt Col Coupar was, in the Royal Army Educational Corps from 1966 – 91, during which time he served in the United kingdom, Germany, Malaysia, N Ireland and the Falklands. On leaving the army he joined Glasgow University working on Staff Development and Student Recruitment and was also a Member of University Military Education Committee. In December 2004 he moved back to family roots in Perth.</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> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:05:31 +0000 https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/lecture-allenby-and-the-palestine-campaign-1917-18/?date=2018-05-17 Jacobites and Redcoats – Battle for the Highlands https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/jacobites-and-redcoats-battle-for-the-highlands/?date=2018-05-19 <p>Travel back in time to the 18th century and discover the origins of Scotland’s oldest Highland Regiment, The Black Watch. Meet courageous Jacobites and stern government redcoats as they fight fierce skirmishes for control of the Highlands.</p> <p>Dress up in soldier’s uniforms, find out how to fire a musket, wield a broadsword and take part in a heroic Highland charge. Get creative by making your own musket, basket-hilted broadsword and shield. Afterwards explore the galleries with our adventurous Highlander trail and get hands on with some fascinating artefacts from the Museum’s unique collections.</p> <p>All ages welcome.</p> <p>Adults £3 | Child £5 | Family Ticket £15 (2 adults and up to 4 children)</p> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:08:47 +0000 https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/jacobites-and-redcoats-battle-for-the-highlands/?date=2018-05-19 Museum Explorers: Awful Air Raids https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/museum-explorers-awful-air-raids/?date=2018-05-26 <p>Find out what it was like to be in a World War Two air raid. Learn how to recognise German bombers and construct your own Anderson and Morrison Shelters.</p> <p>£5 per child (drink and snack and Museum Explorer’s polo shirt included | Ages 7-12 <br>Reservation required | 01738 638152</p> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:58:33 +0000 https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/museum-explorers-awful-air-raids/?date=2018-05-26 Lecture | The Battle of Amiens and the 100 Days Campaign https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/lecture-the-battle-of-amiens-and-the-100-days-campaign/?date=2018-06-11 <p><strong>Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum Lecture Series</strong></p> <p>The battle of Amiens saw the halting of the German spring offensive of 1918. There followed the most successful campaign of the British Army in WW1, leading to the Germans seeking peace, to the abdication of the Kaiser and to the Treaty of Versailles. Professor Sir Hew Strachan will tell us about these momentous months, when, militarily, all seemed to come right for the British Army after so many years of effort.</p> <p>Professor Sir Hew Strachan FRSE, FRHist S, is a Scottish military historian, well known for his work on the administration of the British Army and the history of the First World War. He is currently Professor of International Relations at St Andrews University and a council member of the Royal Company of Archers. He has been Lord Lieutenant of Tweeddale since 2014 and, before moving to St Andrews, he was Chichele Professor of the History of War at All Souls Oxford. He has written widely on First World War matters, is currently a trustee of the Imperial War Museum and a frequent broadcaster on matters of defence and strategy</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> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:09:18 +0000 https://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/castle-and-museum/events/lecture-the-battle-of-amiens-and-the-100-days-campaign/?date=2018-06-11