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THE NEXT instalment in the Black Watch Castle and Museum Winter Lecture Series will take place Tuesday, December 11.

The lecture, which focuses on the Black Watch Uniform, will be the third lecture in the Winter series, which runs until 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 Black Watch is surely one of the British Army’s, if not the world’s, most famous fighting units, associated across the world with visions of bravery, valour, true Scottish grit and determination.

The lecture series timetable is as follows:-

Tuesday, December 11 at 1.30pm - Black Watch Uniform, 1745 – Boer War. 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 - Wellington’s Highlanders. Brigadier Charles Grant will give a lecture on the role of the Highland Regiments under the Duke of Wellington.

Tuesday, February 12 2013 at 1.30pm - Black Watch Uniform, Boer War - Present. Major Proctor, Philip and Ruari Halford-McLeod will give a chronological account of the evolution of the uniform worn by The Black Watch during the 20th Century.

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

Tickets for the Winter Lecture Series at Balhousie North Inch House (99 Hay Street, Perth, PH1 5HS) are £5 (£3 for children / £1.50 for Friends) and this includes refreshments. Places are limited, so please book to avoid disappointment. To book, or for more information, please contact The Black Watch Castle and Museum at www.theblackwatch.co.uk/index/events, telephone 01738 638152 or email museum@theblackwatch.co.uk.