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In 1758 the Regiment was granted the title 'Royal' by the King, in recognition of the Regiment's service. Though The Black Watch wear the Government tartan (commonly known as Black Watch tartan), pipers in Royal regiments wear the Royal Stewart tartan, as illustrated in this painting.

The Black Watch Castle & Museum


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    oil on canvas 

  • Measurements

    102 x 53 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    on loan to The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland


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The Black Watch Castle & Museum

Balhousie Castle Hay Street, Perth, Perth and Kinross PH1 5HR Scotland

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