Thursday, 28 February 2013

Holiday Apartment Perth video of David Douglas Memorial Scone Perth.

Holiday Apartment Perth video of David Douglas Memorial Scone Perth. 
David Douglas born 1799 was a famous Scottish botanist. He was born to John Douglas, a stonemason and worked as a gardener, but went on to explore not just the Scottish Highlands but North America, and Hawaii.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Holiday Apartment Perth video St Johns Street Perth 25th February

Holiday Apartment Perth video St Johns Street Perth

Holiday Apartment Perth video George Street 25th February

Holiday Apartment Perth video George Street 25th February

Friday, 22 February 2013

Dunkeld Bridge Perthshire February

Dunkeld Bridge Perthshire February

The Dunkeld Bridge was designed by Thomas Telford , the first president of the institute of civel engineers. Built in 1804 by John the 4th Duke of Atholl as a replacement for 2 ferries and paid for by tolls.


                       
  

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The Wolf of Badenoch

Located in the Dunkeld Cathedral,  The Wolf of Badenoch . Born Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan, was born in 1342, son of King Robert 11 of Scotland. In 1372 he was appointed Kings lieutenant and made Earl of Buchan on his marriage to Euphemia, countess of Ross. 
Alexander deserted his wife for Mariotte Athyn, who bore him six children. As a result he was excommunicated. In revenge he burned the towns of Forres and Elgin in 1390 and sacked Elgin Cathedral. He was in the end forced to submit and make repatriation, doing public penance in sackcloth and ashes at the Blackfriars Monastry in Perth in the presence of his brother King Robert 111


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Holiday Apartment Perth video the Cross Dunkeld Perthshire

Holiday Apartment Perth video the Cross Dunkeld Perthshire
Dunkeld is one of the most complete 18th-century country towns in Scotland. Many of the rough-cast buildings have been restored by the National Trust . The present street layout runs parallel with the River Tay, comprising a single street Brae Street sloping down from the east the market place, known as The Cross.  

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Dunkeld Cathedral Video Perthshire February

Dunkeld Cathedral Video Perthshire February
Dunkeld Cathedral stands on the north bank of the the River Tay in Dunkeld Perthshire.
Partly ruined it has many interesting stones and relics from monastic and medieval times, and local history exhibits.
Now administered by Historic Scotland
 

Apartment Perth video of the February Snowdrops

Apartment Perth video of the February Snowdrops 
The snowdrops have arrived in Perthshire today

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Taybank Hotel Jazz session today 17th February

Taybank Hotel Jazz session today 17th February Perthshire

Holiday Apartment Perth video waterfall hermitage 17th February

Holiday Apartment Perth video of the waterfall at the hermitage 17th February 
The water was raging today after heavt snowfall and a quick thaw in Perthshire today.

Friday, 15 February 2013

The Gowrie Conspiracy Perth in History

The Gowrie Conspiracy Perth
gowrie house perth perthshire scotland
An alleged assassination attempt was made by Alexander Ruthven, the Earl of Gowrie and his brither John on King James V1 at Gowrie House Perth in 1600. The account of events tells that the Ruthvens tempted tempted the Kind to Gowrie House under false pretenses in an attempt to kidnap or murder him. The plan was to use the King as a hostage. The conspiracy failed as the King was able to alert his attendants with the reult that the Earl and his brother were both killed in the struggle. Whether this was a genuine assasination attempt or a cunning plan by the King to remove a disloyal friend remains a mystery.
The King survived and in 1603 suceeded Elizabeth 1 as James 1 of England thus uniting Scottish and English Royal houses.

Gowrie House in which the Gowrie conspiracy took place was demolished  just over 200 year ago in 1807. The site is now partly occupied by the Northern portion of the Perth Prison and a part of the County Buildings. Remains of it can still be seen along the south side of the Water Vennel.

Text credits Perth and Kinross Heritable Trust and PKC

Thursday, 14 February 2013

River Tay Perth 14th February

River Tay Perth 14th February

Fergusson Gallery Tay Street Perth 14th February

Holiday Apartment Perth video of Fergusson Gallery Tay Street Perth 14th February

Apartment Perth photos St Leonards in the Field Marshall Place

St Leonards in the Field Marshall Place, Perth 14th February
This historic church was completed in 1883 and has an open outlook over the Perth South Inch.


 

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Holiday Apartment Perth Smeatons bridge winter snow

Holiday Apartment Perth Smeatons bridge winter snow

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Apartment Perth Old Photo High Street Perth

Apartment Perth Old Photo High Street Perth


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Monday, 11 February 2013

Holiday Apartment Perth Old Photo South Street Perth

Old Photo South Street Perth
This photo was taken at the junction of South Street and South Methven Street Perth.



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Perth and the Reformation

PerthPerth and the Reformation 16-17th Centuries
By the end of the 16th century there were  three orders of friaries and a monastry located just outside the burgh of Perth boundry. The Franciscan Greyfriars were located in the South, the Crmelite Whitefriars to the West, the Dominican Blackfriars to the North and the Carthusian Monestry to the South West.
Influenced by the spread of new ideas from the continent, John Knox preached the sermon against idolatry in St Johns Kirk. It is said the sermon son influenced the crowd that they destroyed much of the Kirks Catholic furnishings and then proceeded to ransack the towns friaries and monastry.
Shortly after the Reformation, the lands of the Greyfriars became the burial ground for the town and it still holds some of the earliest gravestones in Perth. The graveyard was robbed of many headstones by Oliver Cromwell's forces during the occupation of Perth in 1651 to build the citadel which stood on the South Inch .

The Carthusian Priory was eventually replaced by a hospital founded in 1589 by King James V1 on or near the site of the monastry. The original hospital was short lived, however, as it befell the same fortune as Greyfriars: demolished to provide construction material for the Citadel by Cromwell's men. The current hospital dates from 1749.

Perth's central locaton continuesd to make it an important settlement during this period. In the 17th century the town was chosen for a number of meetings of the Scottish Parliament. Perth continued to be an important trading centre, although international trade declined during this period, with the focus turning to the exchange and export of local produce.

Read about the Gowrie Conspiracy Perth
Text credits to www.pkht.org.uk

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Friday, 1 February 2013