To conclude our centenary programme The Black Watch Castle and Museum is hosting an art installation, ‘There But Not There’ from 11th August until 11th November 2018. This project will be linked to the ‘There But Not There’ national initiative to educate all generations about the ultimate sacrifice made during the First World War.
The display at the Castle and Museum will feature a 6ft outdoor Tommy sculpture with 13 transparent silhouettes placed throughout the venue creating a poignant remembrance trail for visitors. Each silhouette will commemorate and tell the story of a small number of the Black Watch soldiers who displayed courage and bravery during the First World War. This emotive experience will include an exhibition which shares artefacts that have been kept for years by soldiers’ families as a way of remembering the fathers, sons, brothers, cousins and uncles who did not return from the Great War.
Rowley Gregg MC, Director of Operations from the Charity Remembered states,
"We are thrilled that The Black Watch Castle and Museum has supported the ‘There But Not There’ Project with an installation of Silhouettes and a Tommy. In this final centenary year, we are encouraging communities to remember those who died in the First World War as well as raising funds for wounded servicemen and women, so it’s wonderful the museum is able to showcase this history while supporting veterans today.” Rowley Gregg MC, Director of Operations, Remembered.
Anne Kinnes, CEO, The Black Watch Castle and Museum tells us,
"This year we commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War. It is important that we take time to reflect and remember all those who gave their lives to allow us to live the lives that we have today. This art installation is a fitting and moving tribute to these soldiers and their comrades that not only remembers, but in some small way brings them home.
The ‘There But Not There’ installation has been generously sponsored by the Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum.