The name Perth comes from the Pictish language word meaning ‘wood’ or ‘copse’. The city is also referred to as the fair city after the novel “the fair maid of Perth” was released. This city in central Scotland has been a settlement since prehistoric times.
The County town of Perthshire, used to be known as St. John’s Toun in Medieval times due to the main church being dedicated to St. John the Baptist.
Home to one of the oldest provincial museums in Scotland, Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Also home to Ferguesson Gallery why not pop in to admire the major collection of John Duncan Ferguesson.
Perth Theatre is said to be one of Scotland’s oldest and most history theatres, admire the building as well as the entertainment inside.
The city is home to Scone Abbey, which in turn is home to the stone of destiny (otherwise known as the stone of scone and the coronation stone). This stone was kept at the abbey and was used to coronate English and Scottish monarchs, the stone was captured by the English and kept at Westminster Abbey until a group of Scottish students decided to take it back to Scotland. After it was retrieved it was decided that the stone should be kept at Scotland, however since Scone abbey is now in ruins the stone is kept at Edinburgh castle along with the crown jewels of Scotland. In 2008 a film was made about the heist starring Charlie Cox (Stardust) and Robert Carlyle (Eragon, 28 weeks later and the world is not enough).
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