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THE Black Watch Castle & Museum will run two exciting re-enactment events on Saturday, May 19.

The events taking place are part of the nation-wide Festival of Museums, which takes place over the weekend of May 18 to 20.

It is a festival to celebrate Scotland’s wealth of culture and offer great, entertaining days out. Festival of Museums is run by Museums Galleries Scotland and is a key cultural event on the European arts calendar.

To find out your nearest Festival of Museums event go to: www.festivalofmuseums.com

Meanwhile, on May 19, Battles of the Black Watch will be staged at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.

See the battles of the famous Black Watch Regiment brought to life by re-enactors Veritas Vincit. Witness sword fights and watch antique muskets fired.

Experience life in a 18th Century army camp and learn about a day in the life of a Black Watch soldier.

This is a free drop-in event for all the family (standard admission to the museum applies.)

The other event, Life in the Trenches, runs on May 19 at 12 noon and 2 pm.

Two historical re-enactors will take on the characters of a First World War soldier and nurse.

The event will include two very different performances, one the life of a private of the Eastern Front and the other the life of an officer on the Western Front.

Visitors will have a chance to handle replica military equipment from the First World War and learn about the different life, medicine and fighting styles of each front.

This is a drop-in event for all the family.

Event admission included in museum ticket price.