Fair City Of Perth
The Fair City.
This is an account of Perth's history from its medieval origins
to the flourishing city of the present day. The author intersperses
factual history with anecdotes and stories and traces walks
round medieval and Georgian Perth.
in Old Picture Postcards: v. 2...
This collection of essays is the story of Perthshire, Scotland's
heartland, where many of her greatest treasures are to be found.
The district resonates with folklore and incident; it was the
birthplace of Rob Roy and also inspired some of Scott's finest
Douglas of Scone, Perthshire, was one of the most important
botanical collectors there has ever been. Thanks to his heroic
and often unimaginably arduous explorations, during which he
collected and discovered over 200 species, our forests and gardens
are immeasurably richer. Not only is the Douglas fir named after
him, but also many of our most established conifers, like the
Sitka spruce, Grand and Noble firs and the Monterey pine were
introduced to Britain by him.
and Kinross: An Illustrated...
Perthshire. A personal tour through Perthshire hills, woods,
waterfalls, bird haunts and moorland tracks, with illustrations
Perthshire and Angus (Exploring...
This series provides an introduction to the archaeological heritage
of Scotland, detailing the story of one part of the country.
The details are filled in by a gazetteer of the most interesting
and best preserved monuments, and aim to encourage the reader
to explore further using the full-colour section on day excursions.
This volume details skilfully carved Pictish cross-slabs, great
abbeys and castles, and the imposing cathedrals of Arbroath
and St Andrews, together with the Royal Palace of Falkland.
Examples of rural architecture are also documented.
in History and Legend Exploring some of the stories about
Perthshire, this book contains not only the well known stories
such as Robert the Bruce founding a chapel at Strathfillan after
Bannockburn, but tales of the prophecies of the Lady of Lawers,
and the pistols of Doune made entirely of horseshoe nails.
and Perthshire: Including Kinross... This guide covers a
varied landscape area that is accessible to the highly populated
Central Lowlands of Scotland, including the great cities of
Glasgow and Edinburgh. Human endeavour, coupled with a proud
colourful heritage, is evident everywhere, in the pretty and
historic coastal towns such as St Andrews, in the rolling Lomond
Hills and scenic Loch Leven, and, moving further north towards
the higher ground, in the mountainous areas around Pitlochry,
where the autumn colours have to be seen to be believed. Visits
to the area are addictive, causing many to return again and
again to the ancient "kingdoms" of Fife and Perth,
legendary birthplace of the heartland of Scotland, for further
exploration and pleasure.
From Arkwright Village to... Commuter Suburb 1784-2003.
Tracing the evolution of the village of Stanley from being an
important cotton mill and community to a growing commuter satellite