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    Jul 2004

    Events at Castle and Museum through July, August and September

    Here is a list of events happening at the Castle and Museum throughout July, August and September.

    Every Second Saturday April-October | 1:00-3:00pm

    Drop-in Craft Afternoons

    Suggested donation £2

    Explore all the fun to be found in the Education Room at Balhousie Castle. Drop in on one of our craft afternoons to try your hand at different crafts and activities!

    3rd July and 17th August | All day

    Grandparents go free to the Museum

    Calling all grandparents; visit the Castle and Museum with your grandchildren on 3rd July and you will be given a free entry into the Museum. There is no age limit on your grandchild.

    3rd, 19th July, 5th and 17th August | 11:00am

    Storytelling Tours

    £5 per child

    Reservation required

    Explore the history and adventures of The Black Watch through stories based on Museum objects. Recommended ages 6-8. Children only.

    Every Tuesday 7 July-11 August | 10:00am-12:00pm

    In-Gallery Family Activities

    Included in Museum Admission

    Visit on Tuesday mornings during the summer holidays and find our activity station to get hands-on with objects or try out a special craft.

    Wednesday 15th July | 1.30-2.30pm

    Lecture | The Black Watch in the Second World War

    By Black Watch Museum archivist Richard Mckenzie

    £7 non-members | Friends £5

    Reservation recommended

    Archivist Richard Mckenzie will give an overview of the role of The Black Watch in the Second World War, from the first year and eventual surrender of the 51st Highland Division in 1940 through to the Regiment’s service in the Mediterranean, covering the 2nd Battalion’s time with the Chindits in the Far East to the final offensives against the Germans in 1944-45.

    Friday 7th August| 7pm -10pm

    Whisky Dinner

    £ 60 per person

    Reservation required

    Take this unique opportunity to enjoy a three-course whisky pairing dinner, preceded by a drinks and canapés reception and a highlight tour of The Black Watch Museum led by our Curator, Emma Halford-Forbes. Savour a menu developed by our Head Chef, Alec Summers, to complement the whiskies which will be served to accompany each course.

    Tuesday 11th August | 1.30-2.30pm

    Lecture | The 1715 Jacobite Rising and the Battle of Sheriffmuir

    By Ruari Halford-Macleod

    £7 non-members | Friends £5

    Reservation recommended

    Ruari Halford-MacLeod will talk about the Jacobite Rising of 1715; the decisive Battle of Sheriffmuir took place on 13th November 1715 - three hundred years ago. The Jacobites’ captured Perth and made it their headquarters throughout 1715. This lecture takes place on the exact day, three hundred years later, that the Earl of Mar, leader of the Jacobite’s, came to Perth and stayed with the Earl of Kinnoull at Balhousie Castle.

    Saturday 22nd August | 10am-4pm

    Family History Day

    10.00-4.00pm, drop-in

    Suggested Donation £5

    The Black Watch recruited from all over Angus, Dundee, Fife and Perthshire and many families in the Regimental area have connections to the Regiment. If you think your family might have a Black Watch connection, or if you have an interest in archive research, come along to this event led by the Black Watch archivists and learn how to use our resources to discover your family history.

    Wednesday 9th September | 6.30 drinks reception | 7.00pm lecture

    Lecture | The Battle of Loos

    By Lt Col (Retd) Willie Coupar

    £9 non-members | Friends £7 (includes drink at reception)

    Reservation recommended

    This address will seek to explain why Loos was described as "The Unwanted Battle" and will focus on: the terrain; global events; interesting personalities who took part, one being the speaker's uncle; the role of Douglas Haig and the rapid expansion of the BEF. Much of the emphasis will be on the two Scottish Kitchener divisions which distinguished themselves in the main assault in the early part of the battle and on the failure of the Reserve.

    Saturday 5th September | 10am-4pm

    The Black Watch Castle and Museum Summer Festival

    £4 per adult | 15 and under Free

    All children must be accompanied by an adult

    Join in the fun at The Black Watch Castle & Museum’s first annual summer festival. The day’s events will include: face painting, crafts, dressing up, a treasure hunt, decorating shortbread soldiers, reenactors, in-gallery handling and tours. Enjoy a variety of demonstrations from cookery to chocolate, indulge in the BBQ and treat the ears to Pipe Music and the well-known Folk Duo band, Mad Ferret.

    Friday 25th September | 11am

    Loos Memorial Service

    Memorial service held in the ground of the Balhousie Castle to remember more than 500 Black Watch men who fell 100 years before at the Battle of Loos. Members of the public and family of the fallen are welcome to attend.

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    Dec 2006
    very interesting museum programme !!


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