Here are some of the events coming up this month at the Castle and Museum.

7 February, 4pm: Behind the Scenes Tour of the Museum Collection
See the objects, prints, paintings and documents that aren't on display and learn about how they are stored and cared for. Free event, booking required.

11 February, 7pm: Scottish Soldiers in North America During the Seven Years War
Dr Matthew Ward of the University of Dundee has carried out research into Britainís involvement in early America and the interaction of the British Empire with different peoples there. He will speak in particular tonight on the experience and involvement of the Scottish soldiers in North America at this time and examine whether there is any truth to the myths that Highland Scots were better wilderness fighters than other soldiers in the British Army and that they had an unusually sympathetic relationship with Native Americans. Ticket price included in regular Museum admission (free for BW Association members).

11-12 and 26-27 February, 10:30am-4:30pm: Artist in the Archive Open Studio Days
Artist Robin Leishman has been working with archivist Richard McKenzie to produce new artworks inspired by the First World War archival collection at the Museum. Drop in on one of these days to see Robin at work and chat to him about the process.


Hope to see some of you at these events! To book you can phone the Museum on 01738 638152 or drop by during opening hours. There is more info on events, including family events, on the website www.theblackwatch.co.uk/events.

If you haven't already joined the Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum, membership of that group gets you good discounts at events and all the money raised by the Friends supports the Museum to keep the Regimental history alive for current and future generations. Friends membership is £12 per year for Black Watch Association members.