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CUPA PIZARRAS natural slate covers the reopened Black Watch Museum in Scotland



CUPA PIZARRAS covers the reopened the Black Watch Museum, commemorating one of Scotland's most famous regiments. 

The roof, with a total surface of 700 square meters, was covered by our CUPA Heavy 3 natural slate because of its increased thickness. This military museum is one of the top visitor attractions in Perthshire.


CUPA Heavy 3, a very distinctive blue-black slate with a rustic, riven surface, was specified for use as roofing on the museum. 

Ireland’s Atlantic weather means a thicker slate is required to protect the building against rain and wind. CUPA Heavy 3 is split to a thickness of between 3.5mm and 7-10mm for the heavy variant making it the ideal roofing material.

Located in the city of Perth, Scotland, The Black Watch Castle & Museum honors the history of one of Scotland's most famous regiments.


black-watch-museumScotland's Black Watch was an elite military regiment whose history stretches back almost three centuries, including both world wars and more recently Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Black Watch Museum at Balhousie Castle in Perth, which includes a café, shop and museum, closed its doors to the public last year. The renovation of the regiment's former headquarters included the creation of a new museum, a new archive, more display space and rooms for special exhibitions and new facilities.

The Black Watch Castle & Museum opens Monday to Sunday 9.30am to 5pm and it is closed over the Festive period.

Photos: ©The Black Watch Museum