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  Perth, Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Perth was the historic capital of the Kingdom of Scotland, as well as being the county town of the former county of Perthshire.
Perth has given its name to many other settlements around the world, most notably Perth, Western Australia (at the wish of Sir George Murray, Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, that the settlement be named after his birthplace as well as his parliamentary seat in the British House of Commons).
In the 12th and 13th centuries, Perth was one of the richest trading burghs in the kingdom (along with such towns as Berwick, Aberdeen and Roxburgh), residence of numerous craftsmen, organised into guilds (eg the Hammermen [metalworkers] or Glovers).
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 Perth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Perth, Scotland is the administrative town of the region of Perth and Kinross.
The Electoral district of Perth is a seat in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly.
Perth (Scottish Parliament constituency) is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament.
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 A Brief History of Perth, Scotland
The fair city of Perth was made a town or burgh by King David I in the early 12th century.
Perth was one of the birthplaces of the Scottish reformation.
In 1801 the population of Perth was 15,000.
www.localhistories.org /perth.html   (1396 words)

  
 Perth (burgh Scotland) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Perth (burgh, Scotland), burgh in Perth and Kinross, eastern Scotland, on the River Tay.
Perth is the commercial centre of a fertile agricultural...
Perth and Kinross, unitary authority, northern Scotland, bordered on the north-west by Highland unitary authority, on the north-east by...
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 Perth (Scotland) - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Perth (Scotland), burgh, Perth and Kinross unitary authority, eastern Scotland, on the Tay River.
Perth is the commercial center of a fertile...
Scone (village, Scotland), village in the Perth and Kinross District, Tayside Region, central Scotland, near the Tay River, consisting of the...
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 Perth Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Perth's origins lay in the fort the Romans built at Bertha in about AD83 to act as a supply base for their occasional occupation of north eastern Scotland (see our Historical Timeline).
Perth's hopes of capital status died with James I. Perth's more recent history, at least until the coming of the motorways in the early 1980s, has been dominated by the railways.
Perth and Kinross, an Illustrated Architectural Guide: N. Haynes (January 2001) One of a series of recent additions to the long running "Illustrated Architectural Guide" series that brings all the important architecture of the area to life through photographs and brief descriptions.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /perth/perth/index.html   (1117 words)

  
 Historical perspective for Perth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Perth Grammar School is said to date as an institution from the middle of the 12th century; and it long enjoyed the reputation of being one of the best classical schools in Scotland.
Perth is the depôt for the 1st, 2d, and 3d battalion of the Royal Highlanders, and of the 42nd regimental district, and it is the headquarters of the 1st Perthshire Rifle Volunteers.
The trade of Perth was thus seriously affected, and accordingly in 1830 and 1834 acts of parliament were obtained to authorise the deepening of the channel, and the construction of larger quays and a wet dock.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /scotgaz/towns/townhistory155.html   (9371 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Perth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Perth is a communications and transportation center and the state's financial, commercial, and cultural hub.
James VI (later James I of England) was held in the castle by the earl of Gowrie in the raid of Ruthven in 1582.
Blair Atholl BLAIR ATHOLL [Blair Atholl], parish, Perth and Kinross, central Scotland, at the confluence of the Garry and the Tilt rivers.
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 Perth travel guide - Wikitravel
Perth is a city in Perthshire, Scotland, which lies on the banks of River Tay.
Perth used to be Scotland's capital from the 12th century on with the important Scone Palace nearby.
Perth can be accessed from Edinburgh via the M90 from the south, Glasgow and Stirling via the A9 from the southwest, Inverness via the A9 from the north and Dundee and Aberdeen via the A90 from the east.
wikitravel.org /en/Perth_(Scotland)   (955 words)

  
 Tour The Fair City Of Perth, Scotland
Perth is a city that blends harmoniously with its glorious green surroundings.
Having at one time been Scotland's Capital City you will discover that Perth enjoys an air of elegant prosperity and retains the genuine atmosphere of a true country town with a rich history and tradition of welcoming visitors from all over the world.
Perth City Hall has regular Craft and Antique shows and the local Farmer's Market set up their stalls almost every Saturday throughout the summer months.
www.scotland247.co.uk /perth-city2.htm   (328 words)

  
 Perth Ontario: PerthWeb - All the Perths on this planet.
Perth is often referred to as the Ancient Capital of Scotland on this account until the mid-15th century.
Perth is on Tasmania, an island state of southeast Australia consisting of the island of Tasmania along with several smaller islands and separated from the mainland by Bass Strait.
Perth, ND is listed as a town with population 13 195 km SW of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
www.urbanmarket.com /all-about-perth/present/perthweb.html   (1178 words)

  
 BBC - Legacies - Architectural Heritage - Scotland - Perth and Tayside - A Tale of Two Kirks - Article Page 1
St John's Kirk in Perth is one of the oldest buildings in the Fair City, with the land surrounding it once used as a cemetery and as a marketplace.
According to tradition, the church was founded in the 6th Century, but it was in the early Medieval period that the church began to take on its present form, with the nave supposedly erected at the order of David I, and major repair work carried out during the reign of Robert the Bruce.
Perth's staunch position behind the new faith only served to increase its stature as the major town of the region - even at the tail end of the Eighteenth Century, Perth was still the 6th most populous town in Scotland.
www.bbc.co.uk /legacies/heritage/scotland/perth_tayside/article_1.shtml   (519 words)

  
 Hotels in Perth - The Grampian Hotel Perth Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Grampian Hotel in Perth, Scotland is situated in the centre of Perth close to the railway station, the bus station and the River Tay.
Perth lies in the heart of Perthshire, where highland meets lowland.
Perth was voted the best quality of life in the UK 2000.
www.grampianhotel.co.uk   (350 words)

  
 Discover Scotland - Quality Scottish self-catering and vacation rental accommodation holidays
Scotland has for centuries been a wonderful place to visit and explore - for its unsurpassed and varied scenery, the sense of freedom in city and country, ability to relax and the warm welcome given to visitors.
Whether you are looking for an active holiday or just want to laze on the beaches, mountain scenery, lochs, golf courses, river or sea fishing and a host of other activities, plus a fascinating history.
The quality of holiday properties has been transformed in the last twenty years and you will be pleastantly surprised to find such beautiful houses with all the comforts and convenience you could wish for and each with its own individual charm and unexpected joys.
www.discoverscotland.net   (245 words)

  
 Nevermore TravelBlog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Perth, the Fair City, is an odd place.
Situated in Scotland on the east coast, it's a small town with a population of around 45,000 people.
It would be fair to say, unless I have to go, then Perth isn't on my list of cities I would want to return to.
www.nevermore.org.uk /travel/country/scotland/perth   (171 words)

  
 Perth Scotland Perthshire - the Fair City
The city of Perth Scotland is the county town of Perthshire and also known as St John's Town or even as the Fair City.
Perth's city centre is compact with two large and open public parks - the North and South Inches on each flank and the mighty River Tay along side.
Perth has probably always been a centre for farming and less dependent on the traditional Scottish industries of fishing, textiles and engineering.
www.perthshire-scotland.co.uk /perth2.htm   (177 words)

  
 Scotland vacation, Perth to Pitlochry Travel Route
Dunkeld was declared the ecclesiastical capital of Scotland by Kenneth MacAlpine in 850.
In 1863 the Perth to Inverness railway was opened and Pitlochry became accessible for visitors from the South who wanted a taste of the newly discovered romanticism of the Scottish Highlands.
This fashionable appreciation for the wilds of the north was the result of many writers and artists publishing enthusiastic reports of their itineraries, culminating in the visits of Queen Victoria which began in 1842.
www.aboutscotland.com /tour/perthpit.html   (625 words)

  
 First Golfer King James IV Perth, Scotland
Yet his most lasting legacy is probably that in 1502, he decided that the threat of war with England had receded sufficiently to lift the longstanding ban on golf, futilely imposed to encourage archery practice.
At the time Perth served as the capital and it was where James was crowned at Scone Palace on 26 June 1488.
The Perth Golfing Society started by playing over six holes on the South Inch, but later, they moved to the North Inch to a course, which has had a varying number of holes over the centuries.
www.scottishgolfhistory.net /perth_first_known_golfer.htm   (823 words)

  
 Hotels Perth, Scotland - Quality Hotel Perth Official Hotel Website
Perth itself is situated on the River Tay, and is one of the country's most attractive areas.
As befits a city which was once the capital of Scotland, Perth has a multitude of interesting and exciting places to visit.
The Quality Hotel Perth, is situated at the gateway to the Highland's panoramic views, scenic walks and tourist attractions such as stately homes and distilleries.
www.hotels-perth.com   (396 words)

  
 Commercial flight training, budget accommodation, Perth Airport, Scotland
Located centrally in Scotland and convenient to all the major centres of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness, Perth Airport is an ideal location both for the business traveller and for the GA and flying training community.
Dundee Airport with its ILS is only 11.5nm away, so Perth gives the traveller the flexibility of operating from a small friendly, privately owned airfield with the backup an ILS approach procedure available nearby.
Perth Airports IS rapidly developing as centre of aviation activity and expertise.
www.perthairport.co.uk /aboutperthairpor.html   (368 words)

  
 Perth City -
Perth is a consistent Britain in Bloom award winner, showing a strong commitment to the environment and the city’s streets and public gardens are filled with colour from Easter to Autumn.
Perth is situated in the heart of Scotland and is easy to reach by car, train or bus.
Perth is also a great base when visiting the area either on holiday or on business.
www.perfectperth.com   (162 words)

  
 Perth Subud Centre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Perth Subud Centre is a listed Georgian house located in the centre of Perth, on the edge of the beautiful South Inch park.
At Perth Subud Centre we offer several rooms of various sizes to hire for business or community events, meetings, classes and consultations.
Perth Subud Centre is within 200 yards of the main Perth bus and train stations.
www.perthcentre.co.uk   (218 words)

  
 A History of the Perth Area
Several townships were surveyed to facilitate the location of farms for military and other settlers; and the site of the future Town of Perth, which had been chosen as the headquarters of the Military Establishment was surveyed in 1816.
But for many years the people of the town of Bytown, while it was still 'Bytown' had to come to Perth for their law and justice, for the law courts of the whole great district were located there.
Master General at Quebec, and is dated from Perth on the Tay; the town and river having received their new names from the Scottish settlers.
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 "Auld Manse", Perth Hotel, Scotland.
Perth, the 'Gateway to the Highlands', affords the ideal base, whether your visit is for business or pleasure.
Perth is a past winner of Scotland, Britain and Europe in Bloom.
We may have hotels in Perth, but where no hotels are available we include the nearest hotels to the location.
www.hotels-scotland.co.uk /hotels/122098.htm   (226 words)

  
 Hunting in Scotland and England Shooting in Britain Europe and Africa. Holland & Holland Shotguns and Rifles
Scotland is also famous throughout the world for our deer stalking and we can offer the discerning sportsman prime hunting for red deer stags and hinds, roe deer bucks and does, as well as Fallow and Sika deer.
Finally, whenever you are in Scotland, visit our gunshop in Perth where you will find the finest range of shooting and fishing products, an extensive range of shotguns and rifles and, of course, our own Hendry Ramsay and Wilcox guns which are built here on the premises.
AIRDS and HENSOL Situated in Galloway in southwest Scotland and midway between Castle Douglas and St John's Town of Dalry, Simon and Anne Ingall's 2 day shoot is conducted over an interesting mixture of terrain designed to show quality birds for discerning guns.
www.hrwscothunt.ndtilda.co.uk   (2477 words)

  
 Perthshire Guide - Perth Scotland Crieff Pitlochry Auchterarder Blairgowrie
Aberfeldy, Aberfoyle, Auchterarder, Callander, Comrie, Crieff, Dunblane, Killin, Perth and Pitlochry
The City of Perth Scotland, compact by most standards, is the county town and also known as St John's Town or the Fair City.
From Perth and the towns and villages Aberfeldy, Auchterarder, Blairgowrie, Crieff, Killin and Pitlochry to the rolling hills of the southern Highlands - all of Scotland in one place.
www.perthshire-scotland.co.uk   (372 words)

  
 Woodlea Hotel - Perth , Scotland
Originally built in 1862 as the Manse the Woodlea is on the fringe of Perth city centre in a quiet but central location opposite the A.K.Bell Library in York Place (an extension of the old Glasgow Road)
We are a small family run establishment with a relaxed atmosphere offering comfortable accommodation and friendly hospitality.
Perth is an ideal centre for touring, to enjoy outdoor pursuits or just for a relaxing break.
www.woodleaperthuk.co.uk   (161 words)

  
 Central Scotland Perth Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Rossie House
The garden is open to the public under Scotland's Garden Scheme in May. As a guest you are welcome to walk around at any time.
Rossie is seven miles south of Perth, three miles west of Bridge of Earn and three miles east of Dunning.
Perth, the lovely old market town on the banks of the river Tay, is 7 miles away.
www.aboutscotland.com /perth/rossie.html   (646 words)

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