Friday, 29 March 2013

River Tay Perth 29th March

River Tay Perth 29th March
Holiday Apartment Perth video taken from Tay Street Perth today
 

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Abernethy Churchyard Perthshire on cold winters day

Holiday apartment Perth video of Abernethy Churchyard Perthshire on cold winters day

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Apartment Perth drive over old Perth Bridge

Apartment Perth drive over old Perth Bridge

Monday, 25 March 2013

Old Perth with smoking chimneys


Old Perth Scotland with smoking chimneys
The chimneys have gone and the air quality in Perth is much finer now.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Georgian Perth Perth Museum

Georgian Perth - Perth Museum 
At the north end of George street in Perth stands the Perth Museum and Art Gallery, one of the most distinctive buildings in Perth. The design was influenced by the Pantheon in Rome. The earliest part was built in 1822 as a rotunda museum and monument to Thomas Marshall, the former Lord Provest of Perth.It still dominates the view along George Street to this day. The museum has been collecting objects of historic and archaeological , scientific and artistic significance since the 18th century and is rcognised as holding collections of national significance.




Text credits Perth Heritage Trust and PKC
Photo credits Holiday Apartment Perth

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Holiday Apartment Perth video Rose Terrace Perth

Holiday Apartment Perth video Rose terrace Perth 
The frontage of Rose Terrace was designed by Robert Reid and was part of the late 18th century Perth New Town Plan.
 

Perth and the industrial Revolution

Perth and the industrial Revolution 

Into the 18th century Perth maintained its traditional income from farming and other crafts such as leatherwork. Along with the Industrial revolution came a flood of new ideas and industries including whiskey and textiles. Water was an essential factor and in Perth the Lade was used to turn the mill wheeels. This small stream which outlines the medieval defences of the burgh survives today often underneath streets and buildings, notably Mill Street. Some of the old mills are still there at Upper and Lower Mill Street. The Georgian period saw the expansion of Perth beyond the Medieval boundry, first to the west with the development of New Row, Leonard Street and the Pomarium. On the Eastern side of the burgh, Perth Bridge by John Smeaton, 1766,  was the cause of a great deal of building activity.
This was the first across the Tay at Perth sinsce the old bridge collapsed in 1621. This let to the rethinking of the streets layout with George street cutting through the old settlement  to provide a link between High Street and the new bridge.


Text credits to Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust

Monday, 18 March 2013

Lakeland Building 48-50 St Johns Street Perth

Lakeland Building 48-50 St Johns Street Perth
Built in the Itaian renaissance palazzo style as the headquarters for the Central Bank. The architect David Rhind used very expensive materials and detailing , sturdy balustrades top and bottom, Corinthian pilasters to first floor windows, stone brackets to balcony, chunky quoins and very deep cornices. The interior has fantastic plasterwork.
 

Interior video of the ceiling plasterwork

Holiday Apartment Perth drive to Scone Palace

Holiday Apartment Perth March drive to Scone Palace

Thursday, 7 March 2013

St Johns Street Perth March 2013

Holiday Apartment Perth video of St Johns Street Perth March 2013
One of the best shopping streets in Perth which has a collection of interesting shops including McEwans, Austin Reed, Cairncross, Capercaillie, Edinburgh Woolen Mill, John Gillespie Hairdressers, Highland Health Store, Banks, TB Mitchell, Kynoch Leathergoods and more.

Have a short break in Perth in a holiday apartment

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Scone Palace Mortuary Chapel Moot Hill Scone Palace Perth

Scone Palace Mortuary Chapel Moot Hill Scone Palace Perthshire

Built on the site of former Parish Church of Scone the Chapel said to have been the aisle of the old church remodelled 1807. Moot hill is the site where the ancient Kings of Scotland were crowned.

Perth Old Smeaton Bridge 5th March

Holiday Apartment Perth video of Perth Old Smeaton Bridge 5th March

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

King James V1 Hosptal Perth March

King James V1 Hosptal Perth March 
The Carthusian Priory on this site was replaced by a hosptal 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 fate as the Greyfriars monastry,  it was demolished to provide construction material for the citadel by Cromwells troops in Perth The current hospital dates from 1749

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Holiday Apartment Perth video Stone of Destiny Scone

Holiday Apartment Perth video Stone of Destiny Scone
The Stone of Scone which is also  also known as the Stone of Destiny and often referred to as The Coronation Stone, is an oblong block of red sandstone used for centuries in the corination ceremony for the Kings of Scotland.
Historically, the artifact was kept at the now-ruined Scone Abbey just outside Perth. This is beleived to be a replica of the original stone. 

Friday, 1 March 2013

Holiday Apartment Perth snowdrops 1st March Perthshire

Holiday Apartment Perth snowdrops 1st March Perthshire 
This video was taken today in the driveway leading to Scone Palace Perthshire

Holiday Apartment Perth video Former Glasite Meeting Hall Perth

Former Glasite Meeting Hall Perth
249 High Street Perth late 18th century former Glasite meeting Hall, now the Julie Younge school of dancing. Vernacular classical architecture with symmetrical arrangement of doors and windows at ground floor and three Venetian windows to hall at first floor. Blank gable walls suggest it was intended to be part of a terrace.

Holiday Apartment Perth video Funny Nosey Peacocks at Scone Palace Perthshire

Holiday Apartment Perth video Funny Nosey Peacocks at Scone Palace Perthshire

Holiday Apartment Perth video Grounds of Dunkeld Cathedral

Holiday Apartment Perth video Grounds of Dunkeld Cathedral


Dunkeld is only 20 minutes away by road up the A9 from Perth and is a great location for a day trip if you are staying in our Holiday Apartments Perth on Holiday

Apartment Perth video looking across to Tay Street

Apartment Perth video looking across to Tay Street
Video taken on the river walk by the river Tay Perth looking across to Tay Street