Weeping Window, Perth

Weeping Window, Black Watch Castle and Museum

Weeping Window, Black Watch Castle and Museum

Date

22 August 2016

Location

The Black Watch Castle and Museum, Perth
NO 11438 24358; 56.40311°N, 3.43659°W

Information

The ceramic-poppy art installation Weeping Window, created by Paul Cummins and Tom Piper as part of the 2014 Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation at the Tower of London, was on display at The Black Watch Castle and Museum in Perth from 30 June until 25 September 2016.

The Black Watch was formed as an infantry regiment in 1881 and since 2006 has been a battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. During the First World War almost 9,000 soldiers of the Black watch lost their lives and a further 20,000 were wounded.

Perth’s Balhousie Castle, which dates back to the 12th century, became the home of the Black Watch’s regimental headquarters and museum during a re-organisation of the Army in the 1960s. An appeal was launched in 2008 to purchase and develop the castle as a permanent home for the museum and redevelopment started in 2012 with the museum re-opening in 2013.

Further Reading

Weeping Window… by day (Liverpool);
Weeping Window… by night (Liverpool);
The Black Watch Castle and Museum

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Pant Du Vineyard

Pant Du red wine

Pant Du red wine

Date

15 August 2016

Location

Penygroes
SH 47826 53096; 53.05338°N, 4.27187°W

Information

Located on south-facing slopes in the Nantlle Valley, Pant Du is the Gwynedd’s first commercial vineyard. The family-run business owned by Richard and Iola Huws started wine production in 2010 and produces wine, cider, apple juice and, since 2013, bottled water from a spring below Pant Du’s land extracted from an 80-metre-deep borehole. The vineyard, which covers 7.5 acres, was planted in 2007 and now grows eight different varieties of grape. At the same time a 16-acre apple orchard was also established.

Further Reading

Pant Du Vineyard

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