Staff at museum prepare to re-open

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Staff at the Black Watch Castle and Museum are busy dressing cases and hanging paintings as they prepare to reopen to the public on June 25.

The museum is being aided by professional mount makers Rutherford and Wheeler and Stephen Umpleby.

Museum manager Emma Halford-Forbes said: “Working with the team of skilled mount makers has been a privilege, and it’s been amazing to watch them work – they’ve made impossible objects float and brought the artefacts to life.”

The most complex artefacts include a set of bagpipes from the early 18th century.

Less complex are the hundreds of medals going on display. New interpretation intends to dispel some of the mystery surrounding these pieces of metal and ribbon, and illustrate the significance of medals in military life. The museum are able to put its collection of Victoria Crosses on display for the first time.