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

Weeping Window, Black Watch Castle and Museum

Weeping Window, Black Watch Castle and Museum

Weeping Window, Black Watch Castle and Museum

Weeping Window, Black Watch Castle and Museum

Weeping Window, Black Watch Castle and Museum

Weeping Window, Black Watch Castle and Museum

Weeping Window, Black Watch Castle and Museum

Weeping Window, Black Watch Castle and Museum

Weeping Window, Black Watch Castle and Museum

Weeping Window, Black Watch Castle and Museum

Weeping Window, Black Watch Castle and Museum

Weeping Window, Black Watch Castle and Museum

Black Watch Castle and Museum

Black Watch Castle and Museum

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7 thoughts on “Weeping Window, Perth

  1. I visited the Black Watch museum a couple of years ago before the “Weeping Window” was there. My son is a bagpiper (hence of visit) and takes part in many Remembrance ceremonies. Always a profound and poignant moment. Weeping Window is a testament to the many who have given so much. A marvelous post.

  2. Pingback: Weeping Window, Caernarfon | GeoTopoi

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