The Scots have long soldiered for money, adventure, a just cause, or national emergency.

Lecture |‘Enlist, Bonnie Laddie!’: Songs of the Scottish Soldier across the Centuries

12th JUNE 2019

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

Balhousie Castle, Hay Street
Perth, Perth and Kinross, PH1 5HR, Scotland
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The Scots have long soldiered for money, adventure, a just cause, or national emergency.

Out of that has come a rich heritage of music and song by, about, or for soldiers. Many of the songs have a fascinating history to them. Through narration, music and song, PlaidSong will tell of the story behind a selection of songs from across the ages.

Dr Nicola Small is a professional historian and the Local History Officer for Perth and Kinross Council. Syd House is a retired professional forester based in Perthshire, Syd and Nicola have performed together over a number of years, forming PlaidSong to showcase their shared love of history and music.

6:30pm drinks reception (drink included in ticket price), Evening commences 7:00pm.

£10 non-members | £8 Friends of the Black Watch Museum

Reservation is highly recommended! Call The Black Watch Museum for further information.


The Black Watch Museum is housed in the dramatic and historic Balhousie Castle.

The Black Watch Museum's collection contains significant items that have been gathered by the Regiment throughout its history, right up to the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Uniforms, fine paintings, medals, photographs, diaries, weapons and military equipment, together with film and reminiscences bring to life the proud military heritage of this family regiment.

Balhousie Castle is set in its own beautiful gardens and grounds. A visit to this ancestral home of The Black Watch brings this glorious Regiment's past vibrantly to life.