Cloisters of Saint John Lateran, Rome. Source:

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

The Kirk Of The Black Watch.

Text from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia,
unless otherwise stated.

An 11-foot high bronze statue of a Black Watch soldier, by William Birnie Rhind, commemorates over 200 members of The Regiment who were killed or wounded in The South African War of 1900-1902. The Black Watch, the oldest Highland Regiment, was formed by General Wade in 1739 to police The Highlands at a time when many of the Clans harboured pro-Jacobite sympathies. Their name derived from the contrast of their Dark Green Tartan against the regular Red Tunics of The British Army. The unveiling ceremony for the memorial, planned for 25 May, 1910, was cancelled because the nation was still in official mourning after the death of King Edward VII.
Photo: 9 September 2011.
Source: Own work.
Author: Kim Traynor.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Nemo Me Impune Lacessit.
(No One Provokes Me With Impunity).
The Black Watch,
3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland.

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The Black Watch
(Royal Highland Regiment).
Badge and Tartan.

Pipes and Drums,
1st Battalion The Black Watch.
Available on YouTube at

The Massed Pipes and Drums,
The Edinburgh Tattoo,
Available on YouTube at

The following Prayer is available
in many formats from
The Regimental Shop at

The Kirk of The Black Watch
(Royal Highland Regiment)

"O God, Whose strength setteth fast the mountains,
Lord of The Hills, to Whom we lift our eyes:
Grant us Grace that we, of The Black Watch,
once chosen to watch the mountains of an earthly kingdom,
may stand fast in The Faith and be strong,
until we come to The Heavenly Kingdom of Him,
Who has bidden us to Watch and Pray.
Thy Son, our Saviour and Lord."


Jimmy Doig, Piper of The Angus Black Watch Association,
plays The Pipes at The Old and Saint Andrew's Church,
Montrose, Scotland, on 14 September 2008.
Photo: Frank G. Proctor, Glengate.

The following Text is from BBC
Dated: Sunday, 21 November 2004.

A landmark in Scotland's Military and Religious History was celebrated on Sunday. It is fifty years since The Kirk of The Black Watch was established, the first of its kind in The British Army.

The Kirk of The Black Watch was set up in 1954, while the Scottish Regiment was based in Kenya during The Mau Mau Emergency.

The Kirk of The Black Watch is a mobile Parish, which travels with the Regiment wherever it goes in the World.

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