Black Watch Museum

Black Watch Museum information

Location
Perth , Scotland
Address
Hay St
More information
www.theblackwatch.co.uk
Prices
adult/child £7.50/3.50
Opening hours
9.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, plus 10am-4pm Sun Apr-Oct
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Housed in Balhousie Castle on the edge of North Inch, this museum honours what was once Scotland’s foremost regiment. Formed in 1725 to combat rural banditry, the Black Watch fought in numerous campaigns, re-created here with paintings, memorabilia and anecdotes.

Little attempt at perspective is evident: there’s justifiable pride in the regiment’s role in the gruelling trench warfare of WWI, where it suffered nearly 30,000 casualties, but no sheepishness about less glorious colonial engagements, such as against the ‘Fuzzy Wuzzies’ of Sudan. In 2006 the Black Watch was subsumed into the new Royal Regiment of Scotland.