‘Probably at no time in its history has the popularity of the regiment been so emphatically demonstrated’: The Black Watch and Kitchener’s New Army, 1914-1915

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar


The lecture will explore the formation of the 8th, 9th and 10th (Service) battalions of The Black Watch and consider the men who served in the New Army units of the regiment. Based on contemporary records it will cover the geographic spread of recruiting, the origins of the volunteers, and how each battalion was officered and led. It will also reflect on how regimental identity helped forge these battalions into effective units, and how each performed in the early stages of the Great War.
Period17 Jan 2020
Held atSt Andrews Open Association, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionLocal