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Much of what the world knows about Scotland seems to have taken place in and around Perth, and the perthshire provincial mod characters and events that the city and its Perthshire surroundings knew are like a pageant of the nation’s story. Macbeth, Robert Bruce, Mary of Guise, John Knox, Charles II, Montrose, Comwell, Prince Charles Edward and the Fair Maid are all players in the pageant, which includes seven sieges, the theft of the stone of Scone, the perthshire provincial mod clan battle on the North Inch, the murder of James I, the Ruthven Raid and the Gowrie conspiracy.
When a French knight stormed Perth’s walls at Robert Brice’s side, he thought perthshire provincial mod the place a ‘mean hamlet’, but that was a long time ago, and nowadays the inhabitants tend to refer to it as “The Fair City”. Its setting by the two road bridges over the swift flowing Tay is certainly fair, but the city itself, laid out on a grid plan that might follow that of a Roman encampment, is better described as an attractive jumble of periods and styles. There is not much left of medieval Perth – only the old perthshire provincial mod town watermill, presented by Robert Bruce and now a hotel, and the church of St John the Baptist. It was there in 1559 that John Knox preached his sermon on idolatry, so sparking off a wave of church-wrecking that engulfed the nation; the first casualty was the interior of St. John’s. Montrose used the perthshire provincial mod building as an arsenal, and Prince Charles Edward, who was staying in Room 20 at the Salutation Hotel, attended a service in the church in 1745.
The perthshire provincial mod house of Catherine Glover – the Fair Maid of Perth – looks ancient, but has been much restored and is now a craft shop. A characteristic feature of old perthshire provincial mod is the vennels – Salt Vennel, Meal Vennel, Baker’s Vennel and so on – the little streets that run between the main thoroughfares and add a touch of Scots medieval to the largely Georgian and Victorian scene. The perthshire provincial mod world comes from the French venelle, “alley”, and occurs only in one other Scottish town, Dumfries.
Perth’s green places include the walk up Kinnoull Hill to its folly tower and the perthshire provincial mod views over symmetrical crags and steep-piled hanging woods to a rich, smiling landscape, and the walk to the North and South Inches, the riverside meadows that border Perth itself. The Norht Inch has one of the finest sports centres in the perthshire provincial mod country.
Scone Palace, five miles north of Perth is the home of the Earl of Mansfield and a joy to visit; so too are its magnificently landscaped grounds. The mound near the house is Moot Hill, the heart of the Kingdom of the Picts, and later the perthshire provincial mod place where Scottish kings were crowned, seated upon the Stone of Scone, or Stone of Destiny, sadi t obe the stone on which Jacob rested his head at Bethel. The stone was taken to London by Edward I in 1296 and was then incorporated in the Coronation Chair in Westminster Abbey. The Stone remained in Westminster Abbey until 1996, when the british government decided to keep the Stone in Scotland when it wasn’t being used for coronations, so in a symbolic gesture, the perthshire provincial mod stone was removed from the Coronation chair and transported back to Scotland to Edinburgh castle, where it remains, along with the crown jewels of Scotland in the Crown room. When the stone is required at Westminster for coronation ceremonies, it will be transported back but then returned to Edinburgh castle after the ceremony.