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  Scone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scone (Modern Gaelic: Sgàin; Medieval: Scoine) is a town in Perth and Kinross, Scotland.
A seal of Scone Abbey, depicting the inauguration of King Alexander III of Scotland.
Scone abbey's obvious function was like the role that Westminster Abbey had for the Kings of England, although by the time records are clear, it appears that Scotland's Norman kings were crowned on Moot Hill (the coronation mound) rather than inside the abbey.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scone,_Perthshire   (2514 words)

 Illustrated Guide to Places to Visit - Scone Palace, Perthshire
It was Kenneth mac Alpin who moved his centre of power to Scone (pronounced Scoon) and Dunkeld in the 9th century as his western province of Dalriada (Argyll) came under increasing pressure from the Vikings.
In the grounds of Scone Palace there is a copy of the Stone of Destiny (yes, it's definitely a copy) and a chapel on Moot Hill, the place where the coronations of so many Scottish kings took place.
The medieval village of Scone was razed to the ground to create the gardens and pinetum (which includes a Douglas fir planted from a seed sent by David Douglas the botanist).
www.rampantscotland.com /visit/blvisitscone.htm   (446 words)

Perthshire lies almost exactly in the centre of Scotland and is one of the country's most beautiful counties - all it really lacks is a coastline.
Two Perthshire towns, Scone and Dunkeld, were made joint capitals of Scotland by Kenneth MacAlpin in the 9th century, and for centuries the nation's kings were enthroned at Scone on the Stone of Destiny (the coronation ceremony was not adopted until the 13th century).
Monarchs nevertheless continued to be crowned at Scone, Charles II being the last in 1651.
www.mearnscraft.co.uk /perth.htm   (580 words)

 Travels in Scotland : Other Sights : Scone Palace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Scone Palace is historically the heartland of the Scoto-Pictish Kingdom, a legend that was perpetuated by King Kenneth MacAlpine in the mid-9th century, when he made Scone the senter of the kingdom, a counterpart of the recently created ecclesiastical seat in Dunkeld.
It was refused, lending credence to a rumor/legend that the monks at the palace knew that Edward I was going to steal the stone; they placed a fake stone in its place and hid the real stone until the English soldiers left.
The priory was colonized by canons from Yorkshire.
www.phouka.com /travel/other/sconepalace/scone.html   (385 words)

 Watson - pafg02.htm - Generated by Personal Ancestral File (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Catherine Keillar (James) was born on 12 Feb 1813 in Scone, Perthshire, Scotland.
Jessie was born in 1841 in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland.
Helen Keillar (James) was born on 16 Nov 1830 in New Scone, Perthshire, Scotland.
patstedman.bravepages.com.cob-web.org:8888 /Watson/pafg02.htm   (455 words)

 Scone Palace - the home of the Earls of Mansfield
Scone is a place that breathes history like nowhere else in Scotland.
The present Earl and Countess of Mansfield bid you welcome and express the wish that you will enjoy this glimpse of their family home, and hope that one day soon you will visit in person...
Scone Palace will be holding a series of events in 2006 to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the inauguration of King Robert the Bruce to the Scottish throne.
www.scone-palace.net /palace/index.cfm   (266 words)

 Scone Palace Perth races Perth Perthshire Scotland, famous historic Scottish castles Scotland
Scone is situated at the centre of Scotland geographically.
We learn, too, of the High Kings of the Picts in their Kingdom of Scone, of Scotland's legendary kings like Macbeth and Robert the Bruce, of the Stone of Scone - known by some as the Stone of Destiny - on which British monarchs are still crowned.
Scone Palace has been the home of the Earls of Mansfield for nearly 400 years.
www.hiexpressperth.co.uk /touring-perthshire/scone-palace.htm   (305 words)

 Scone Abbey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scone Abbey (originally, Scone Priory) was a house of Augustinian canons based at Scone, Perthshire (Gowrie), Scotland.
The foundation charter, dated 1120, was once thought to be spurious but is now regarded as being of late 12th century origin, perhaps the copying owing to the fire which occurred there sometime before 1163 (it would experience a similar destruction of records during the Wars of Scottish Independence).
In Scone's case, it became a secular lordship, first for the earl of Gowrie, and then to the man who became the first Viscount Stormont.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scone_Abbey   (508 words)

 VisitScotland Perthshire - Scone Palace
The Woodland Garden leads in to the Monks Playgreen and Friar’s Den of the former Abbey of Scone.
Scone Palace is the Home of The Earl and Countess of Mansfield, the latter of whom is an avid gardener.
Well established Pinetum and Perthshire's only Maze, comprising of over 2000 beech plants, in the shape of the Murray Star.
www.perthshire.co.uk /index.asp?pg=134   (438 words)

 Edward / Edwards Genealogy and Family History - pafg04 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
James GOULD [Parents] was born on 28 Feb 1799 in Scone, Perthshire.
John GOULD [Parents] was born in 1758 in Scone, Perthshire.
John GOULD was born on 23 Feb 1773 in Scone, Perthshire.
www.nucleus.com /~gedwards/pafg04.htm   (612 words)

 fisken - pafg02.htm - Generated by Personal Ancestral File (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Elspeth Keiller (William) was born on 5 Dec 1816 in Scone, Perthshire, Scotland.
Robert Keillor (William) was christened on 25 Aug 1818 in Scone, Perthshire, Scotland.
Mary Keiller (William) was born on 19 Jun 1827 in Scone, Perthshire, Scotland.
patstedman.bravepages.com.cob-web.org:8888 /fisken/pafg02.htm   (451 words)

 Scottish Holiday Cottages in Scone and self catering vacation accommodation for weekly rentals in Perthshire
Throughout Perthshire country retreats near to Scone out of the way and highland hideyholes make a great weekend break - bigger properties and wooden chalets are brilliant for Scottish family vacations in Scone.
Tidy well kept self-catering holiday accommodation near Scone with with a fire, will be a good place to rent for your holiday.
There are Golf courses close to Scone and consult our Scottish tourism guide for gardens and hotels, pubs and things to do in Perthshire.
www.taysideholidaycottage.co.uk /Scone.html   (205 words)

 Perthshire Links Directory
On the outskirts of the historic cathedral town of Dunkeld in central Perthshire, set in grounds of theatrical beauty, is Hilton Dunkeld House Hotel, built a hundred years ago by the Duke of Atholl.
Perthshire Tourist Board, Perthshire is one of the best holiday destinations in Scotland.
The Strathearn area of Perthshire lies near the centre of mainland Scotland.
www.visitdunkeld.com /perthshire-links.htm   (597 words)

 Barrie family
Born on 31 Dec 1812 in Scone, Perth, Scot.
Malcolm was baptized in Dull, Perthshire, Scotland on 19 Mar 1829.
Born on 16 Jul 1816 in Scone, Perth, Scot.
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 The Stone of Destiny a.k.a. the Stone of Scone, by Neil Harding McAlister. ( Neil McAlister ). Brigadoonery.
At least one acknowledged copy of the "Westminster" Stone exists, on public display at beautiful Scone Palace in Perthshire, where it serves as a favorite roost for the elegant peacocks and camera-toting tourists who stroll the grounds.
The last time the Stone was used was in 1953 for the formal Coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II, who had succeeded to  the throne the previous year on the death of her father the King.
Whomsoever this hefty rock really belongs to, Her Majesty's Canadian subjects hope that the famous “Stone of Scone” -- whether it be the fabled original or a reasonable facsimile thereof -- will not be needed again for official duty any time soon.
www.durham.net /~neilmac/stone.htm   (1086 words)

 David Douglas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Two hundred years ago a boy was born in Scone, Perthshire whose name was David Douglas.
He went to school, probably at Kinnoull, until he was eleven and it was said he preferred to roam the hills and fields around his home rather than to sit inside a classroom.
David became an appreciate gardener on the Scone Estate and there the Head Gardener William Beattie taught him a great deal and encouraged him to read everything he could about flowers and trees, birds and animals.
www.robertdouglas.pkc.sch.uk /david.htm   (589 words)

 Scotsman.com Sport - A bigger legend than the Stone of Scone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
This is a quiz question that will exercise the minds of the faithful at Scone Thistle's Robert Douglas Memorial Park this afternoon as they peruse a match programme curiously dominated by tributes to an admittedly peerless footballer.
Ian Roxburgh was mine host at Scone's Aerodrome Inn in Scone, and the brains behind a charity football tournament which brought together the cream of junior and amateur football in Perthshire.
With 20 minutes remaining of a match against Scone Amateurs they were winning at a canter, left-back Stuart Fraser was given his own claim to fame: hooked for Bestie.
sport.scotsman.com /index.cfm?id=2344792005   (1636 words)

 The Mystery Worshipper: Scone Old Church, Scone, Perthshire, Scotland
The church: Scone Old Church, Scone, Perthshire, Scotland.
It was moved, stone by stone, from Scone Palace to its present site in 1805.
The interior of this t-shaped building was renovated 30 years ago, and pews, pulpit and celtic cross are all made of an elegant, light carved wood.
www.ship-of-fools.com /Mystery/2004/872.html   (953 words)

 Big Tree Country - Scone Palace (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Scone Palace has been a focus of Scottish History for many years, having been the crowning place of Kings between the 9th and 16th centuries and the original home of the Stone of Destiny.
David Douglas, the most famous of Scotland’s plant hunters, was born at Scone and worked at the palace as a gardener.
In the grounds today is a magnifient Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) raised from the original seed he sent back from America in 1827.
www.perthshirebigtreecountry.co.uk.cob-web.org:8888 /index.asp?pg=38   (269 words)

Jean was born on her father's farm at Huntingtower, Tibbermore, Perthshire, Scotland, either at the end of October or ealy November 1771.
Jane was born in Perth, Perthshire, on November 24th 1837 and baptised on December 3rd in the South Side, Middle Church Parish, Perth (IGI).
Christian was not recorded with her mother and father in the 1841 census, and may therefore have tragically died in infancy.
chrispatonscotland.tripod.com /id20.html   (3594 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.
Nearby is historic Scone Palace and Perth Racecourse.
www.perthshire-scotland.co.uk /perth2.htm   (177 words)

 VisitScotland Perthshire - News
Scone Palace near Perth will be the venue for some spooky goings-on this Hallowe'en.
After the tour, there'll be an exciting scavenger hunt and treasure trail, to seek out a host of Scone treasures.
She will invite them to join her for a wander into the dark forest of Scone to discover the ghosts and ghouls out and about on the All Hallows Weekend.
www.perthshire.co.uk /index.asp?pg=338   (620 words)

 Features Scone Perthshire Scotland UK (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Pictured on the slide are some local scenery and views of the Robert Douglas park Bequeathed to the people of Scone by Robert Douglas a rich industrialist who made his money in America but did not forget his native Scone.
The park was presented in 1921 to the people of Scone for recreational purposes from a trust fund set up for the benefit of the population of Scone.
There is a bowling club with licensed clubhouse near the main entrance gate to the park Scone like many more towns and villages is growing fast but the park still remains roughly in the centre of the village, within walking distance to anyone reasonably fit, from anywhere in the village housing estates.
locheil.co.uk.cob-web.org:8888 /scone/features.htm   (310 words)

 index Scone Perthshire Scotland UK
index Scone Perthshire Scotland UK This is the view of New Scone first seen when entering from Perth.
New Scone situated some three miles north east of Perth city centre on the A94 Perth Forfar road is reputed to be the biggest village in Scotland and is a thriving community with a fair selection of shops mostly on the main street.
All in all Scone is a pleasant place to live in and caters for a surprising diversity of interests, whether you want a relaxing or energetic vacation, staying within the immediate vicinity or using as a base for touring.
locheil.co.uk /scone   (371 words)

Douglas arrived in the Pacific North West in the footsteps of Archibald Menzies, of Aberfeldy, Perthshire, surgeon on board the Discovery, the ship of the English navigator and explorer Captain George Vancouver, which anchored in Puget Sound in May 1792.
DAVID DOUGLAS was born on 25 June 1799 at Scone, Perthshire, Scotland, the son of a stonemason employed on the Earl of Mansfield's estate at Scone Palace.
IN 1842, a Memorial was erected at Scone, subscribed to by 'the lovers of Botany in Europe' and in 1856 a marble tablet was erect on the wall of Kawiaihoa Church.
www.geocities.com /daviddouglasalumni/History.htm   (1190 words)

 Author Scone Perthshire Scotland UK (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
John Cameron has lived with his wife Irene in New Scone for some twenty five years and regards it as home.
As you can see he has a tremendous liking for the place and finds the quiet Perthshire village life attractive.
Originally from farming stock He settled in Scone in 1975 and has worked on civil engineering contracts throughout Britain.
www.locheil.co.uk.cob-web.org:8888 /scone/author.htm   (194 words)

 Perth, Perthshire, Scotland
few miles north of Perth lies Scone, one of the most historic places in Scotland and the crowning place of the kings of Scots on the Stone of Scone.
Visit the magnificent Scone Palace set in 100 acres of glorious Perthshire countryside.
Perthshire is a paradise for the golfer, with courses to suit every level of player and a few to test the skills of some professionals!
www.scottish-towns.co.uk /perthshire/perth/index.html   (620 words)

 31st Generation (cont.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Matilda de Huntingdon, Second Countess of Huntington "Maud" was born 1072 in Huntington, Huntingdonshire, England.
She died 23 Apr 1131 in Scone, Perthshire County, Scotland and was buried in Scone Abbey, Perthshire County, Scotland.
BIOGRAPHY: Maud was the daughter of Waltheof, Earl of Northumbria, the last of the major Anglo-Saxon earls to remain powerful after the Norman conquest in 1066.
www.boazfamilytree.com /gneville/aqwg30.htm   (1029 words)

 Scone Camping And Caravanning Club Site , Scone Campsite review
Once we got onto the site we were amazed at how lovely it was, surrounded by trees, with a small playpark, a games room with full sized table tennis table and tv, and clean facilities.
There is a lovely walk from the entrance down to the river Tay where you can sit and watch the river go by or skim stones with the kids.
The nearest shop (other than the small shop onsite) is at Scone about 1 mile away where there are also takeaways, banks, petrol station, but bear in mind that you're also ony about 1 1/2 miles away from Perth itself.
www.ukcampsite.co.uk /sites/reviews.asp?revid=4691   (527 words)

 MacCorkill's Scottish - History of Clan System
The Pictish divisions were seven in number, Caith represented by Caithness and Sutherland, Fidah represented by Ross and Moray, Fodhla represented by Athol, Fortrenn represented by Western Perthshire, Ce represented by Mar and Buchanan, Ciric or Circinn represented by the Mearns, and Fibh reprsented by Fife.
Kenneth's capital was at Dunstaffnage in Argyll, but it was removed to Scone, Perthshire District, where he was crowned in 843 on the 'Stone of Scone' which has served as coronation stone ever since.
In the twelfth centrury the system was modified and the title Ri was no longer held by the heads of the Tauth and the Mortauth; at the head of the Tauth was the Toiseach, and the Mortuath the Mormaer (great steward).
www.geocities.com /~sconemac/ats.html   (5382 words)

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