South Inch Park, Perth, Scotland

My blog tonight reports on today’s visit to the City of Perth (pop 45,000 ) in central Scotland.

Perth sits on the banks of the River Tay (Scotland’s longest river system) and has a history dating back to the 10th century. Perth was made a Royal Burgh in the 12th century and in 1201 a Merchant Guild was established. Of the buildings from the medieval period only St John’s Kirk survives.

Today Perth is the administrative centre for the prosperous, central part of Scotland named Perth & Kinross. Although tourism does feature Perth has more of a feel of a traditional town with a wide range of shops and businesses. Nearby places such as Dunkeld and Pitlochry are better suited (in the writer’s opinion) as touring locations.

Perth Water Works building (1832). Now an art gallery.

St Leonards in the Fields, Perth

River Tay at Perth, Scotland

Torse de Femme by John Duncan Ferguson (1918)

South Inch, Perth, Scotland

Salutation Hotel which dates to 1699. Facade is Georgian

St John’s Place, Perth

St John’s Kirk

Mercat Cross (not medieval)

Perth City Hall

Perth Railway Station