Black Watch museum announces winter lectures

The Black Watch Castle and Museum is very happy to announce its third series of Winter Lectures, which will run from October 2012 to March 2013. Due to the temporary closure of Balhousie Castle, this year’s lectures will be held at Balhousie North Inch House (99 Hay Street, Perth, PH1 5HS).

The lectures are as follows:

Tuesday, October 9, at 1.30pm - Dr Derek Patrick will speak about The Black Watch at the Battle of Magerfontein in 1899, the second of three battles that became known as ‘Black Week’ in Britain.

Tuesday, November 13, at 7pm - George Webster will talk about Field Marshal Haig, who commanded the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) from 1915 to the end of the War

Tuesday, December 11, at 1.30pm - Major Proctor, Philip and Ruari Halford-McLeod will give a chronological account of the evolution of the uniform worn by The Black Watch from its formation until the beginning of the 20th Century.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at 1.30pm - Brigadier Charles Grant will give a lecture on the role of the Highland Regiments under the Duke of Wellington.

Tuesday 12th February 2013 1.30pm - Major Proctor, Philip and Ruari Halford-McLeod will give a chronological account of the evolution of the uniform worn by The Black Watch.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at 7pm - Museum Staff will give an illustrated talk about the paintings and portraits that reside with the Battalion in Fort George.

For further information or to enquire about ticket cost, contact The Black Watch Castle & Museum at www.theblackwatch.co.uk/index/events, email museum@theblackwatch.co.uk, or telephone 01738 638152.