EXPERIENCE OUR HISTORY
Immerse yourself in the extraordinary history of The Black Watch. From its formation in 1739 to the amalgamation of the Regiment in 2006 The Black Watch has played many pivotal roles in our military history. From its early years keeping “watch” over the highlands to the French Wars, Empire, the First and Second World Wars and more recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the regiment has witnessed and contributed to many key moments in World history. A visit to The Black Watch Museum brings those moments of history to life.
The best way to experience the Museum is by booking one of our daily guided tours. Each tour begins with an introduction to the Black Watch and an overview of its extraordinary role in history and introduces some of the regiment’s key icons – the Red Hackle, The Title, The Tartan and The Badge. Our knowledgeable guide will then accompany you through our history galleries – each of which will immerse you in a different stage of the Regiment’s history – from formation right up to the present day. Along the way we’ll introduce you to the soldiers and tell you their incredible stories through their own words and the objects and artefacts they carried with them.
Our award-winning Castle Cafe is located alongside the historic Balhousie Castle and offers a friendly, informal dining experience with table service in relaxed surroundings. When the sun is shining you can choose to dine al fresco in the Castle courtyard.
Throughout the year our menus change to reflect seasonality offering high-quality freshly prepared breakfasts, delicious lunches, homemade soups and light dishes alongside a tempting selection of scones, cakes and desserts.
All funds raised through our Castle Cafe and venue hire helps to sustain the Home of The Black Watch and supports us to achieve our charitable aims.
Thank you to our suppliers – MacSween of Edinburgh, Mackie’s of Scotland, George Campbell & Son Seafood, D.J Lindsay and Son Butchers, Campbell Brothers Prime Meats, free range eggs from Ayrshire and Mark Murphy and Partner.
No trip to the Black Watch Castle and Museum is complete without a visit to our beautiful gift shop.
Shop our carefully hand-picked selection of gift items, beauty products, jewellery items and artisan food and drink products from local Scottish suppliers. We also stock a range of children’s gifts and toys and a selection of Black Watch Regimental clothing and accessories.