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UK GPS Software with Ordnance Survey Maps for PC & PDA Northern Scotland includes Perth and Dundee to the Shetland Islands

My Highland Perthshire
My Highland Perthshire

Heritage Of Perth
Heritage of Perth

Bygone Perth
Bygone Perth

St Johnstone FC
St Johnstone FC (Images of Sport S.)

The Crannogs of Scotland
The Crannogs of Scotland: An Underwater...

Life in the Atholl Glens
Life in the Atholl Glens

A Vision Of Perth
A Vision of Perth

Pitlochry Heritage
Pitlochry: Heritage of a Highland... District

The Cateran Trail
The Cateran Trail


Scone Palace (Great Houses of Britain)

Highland Perthshire Walks
Highland Perthshire (25 Walks S.)

Jacobites of Perthshire 1745
Jacobites of Perthshire 1745


Killiecrankie,1689: First Jacobite Rising

Perthshire Walks
Perthshire Walks (Ordnance Survey...

Atholl and Gowrie: A Historical Guide...

Perth Map
Perth: Including Maps
of Crieff,...

Pitlochry Map
Pitlochry and Loch Tummel
(Explorer Maps)

Steamers of the Tay
Steamers of the Tay

Living in Atholl,
1685-1785: A Social...
History

Highland Highways: Old Roads in Atholl

Introducing Perthshire

Old Kinross-shire

Taysides Last Days of Steam
Tayside's Last Days
of Steam

Kinross Street Plan

Kinross in Old Picture Postcards

Old Killin, Kenmore and Loch Tay

Tales of the Tay: An Historical...

The Fair Maid of Perth

Clan Robertson

Tales of Rannoch

Old Church of Rannoch: A Short History

The Rannoch Line

Gleneagles Hotel
The Gleneagles Hotel: 75 Years of...

The Story of Errol Station

Huntingtower (Historic Scotland S.)

William Soutar
Into a Room: Selected Poems of William... Soutar

Annals of Kinross-shire: 490-1870

Tayside's Last Days
of Steam

Highland Deer Stalker

Steam Through The Scottish Highlands...

Perthshire Panorama
Perthshire Panorama

Iron Road to the Highlands
Iron Road to the Highlands (Iron Roads...

Auchterarder Books
Clackmannan Books
Comrie Books
Crieff Books
Ochils Books
Stirling Books
Strathearn Books


Perthshire Books

Mysterious PerthshireThe Guide to Mysterious Perthshire (Haunted Britain S.) The Guide to Mysterious Perthshire contains everything folkloric, supernatural, paranormal, eccentric and odd that has been recorded about the county. The guide is a fascinating introduction to Perthshire's tombstones, simulacra, standing stones, gargoyles and archaeological curiosities; tales of ghosts, fairies, witchcraft, freak weather, strange deaths, tall tales and hoaxes. This is a guide for the armchair adventurer or the on-location visitor, with stories arranged in a sequence of easily found geographical locations. It is profusely illustrated with the author's own photographs and there are extensive references and endnotes to enable the reader to follow up the sources, if he should so wish.

Perth and Kinross BuildingsPerth and Kinross: The Buildings of Scotland Perth and Kinross, at the geographical heart of Scotland, contain buildings which range from the remains of a Roman line of forts and watch towers, the fort at Ardoch, of the first and second centuries, is one of the best preserved and least known of such structures in Britain, early historic hill forts, a remarkable array of carved stones erected by the warrior aristocracy of the sixth to ninth centuries, the wilfully inventive medieval Dunkeld Cathedral, and mottes, castles and tower houses, among them the island fortress of Lochleven Castle and Elcho Castle's assertion of baronial status. The grandiose funerary monuments of the seventeenth century at Scone Palace and the Kinoull Aisle presaged the 'court' classicism of Sir William Bruce, which is exemplified by his own mansion, garden and landscape at Kinross House. Blair Castle's mid-eighteenth century stucco work, unequalled in Scotland, celebrates the magnificence of the Dukes of Atholl, this display challenged in the early nineteenth century by the sumptuous Gothic palaces of Scone and Taymouth Castle. A multitude of smaller country houses embrace a variety of styles, classical, Italianate, castellated and Baronial, while Georgian and Victorian churches, many with superb stained glass, abound. Among towns and villages, Dunkeld is the epitome of a small Scottish burgh while the Royal burgh of Perth has expanded from its medieval core with the addition of late Georgian 'new towns' and civic and industrial monuments of the nineteenth century.

Forteviot A Pictish and Scottish Royal CentreForteviot: A Pictish and Scottish Royal Centre The royal centre of Forteviot in Strathearn, Perthshire is one of the most famous early medieval sites in Scotland. It has traditionally been regarded as a royal capital, first of the powerful Pictish kingdom of Fortriu and then of the early Scots. But the royal centre is poorly understood. Much of it disappeared in the early nineteenth century, swept away by the Water of May, leaving only fragmentary sculpture. However the function, date and iconography of the magnificent arch, discovered in the river bed in 1836, have until now remained obscure. This first full-scale study of this famous site throws new light on Pictish kingship and the Church, enabling one of the most powerful Pictish kings, Unuist son of Uurguist, to emerge from the shadows of historical obscurity.

Adam Anderson of PerthThe Fergusson Gallery, formerly Perth’s old water works, which now houses the celebrated J D Fergusson art collection, is an outstanding feature of Scotland’s industrial archaeology. Strangely, this architectural and engineering triumph, the powerhouse of the city’s first genuinely clean drinking water system, was the creation of a schoolmaster, Dr Adam Anderson (1780-1846), Rector of Perth Academy. The Schoolmaster Engineer: Adam Anderson of Perth and St Andrews 1780-1846 (Abertay Historical Society Publication).

The Perthshire Book

The Perthshire Book This collection of essays is the story of Perthshire, Scotland's heartland, where many of her greatest treasures are to be found. The district resonates with folklore and incident; it was the birthplace of Rob Roy and also inspired some of Scott's finest work.

The First FrontierThe First Frontier: Rome in the North of Scotland The Antonine Wall, which runs across Scotland from the Firth of Forth to the Firth of Clyde, has been described as 'Rome's Last Frontier', as it was the Empire's most northern outpost. But the real outpost, about which modern excavation is revealing more and more information, was the Gask Ridge in Perthshire. Research over the last 50 years has revolutionised our picture of the Roman occupation of the north of Scotland, well before the time of the famous governor Agricola. Moreover, the Roman remains can now be set more firmly in the context of the pre-existing native society.

A Childhood in PerthThat's Fourpence You're Eating!: A Childhood in Perth That's Fourpence You're Eating!: A Childhood in Perth. Frances Rimington was born in 1890, into another world. Christened by the same minister who married Effie Gray and John Ruskin, it was a world of strict Edwardian etiquette, of rigid social order and of large, dark houses filled with domestic servants. Here, her daughter has taken Frances' extensive notes, some typed, some carefully rewritten under headings, most simply scribbled in a variety of journals, and has organised them into a chronological retelling of her mother's childhood experiences. All aspects of life are covered, from the everyday topics of prices, wages, chores and recreation to bigger issues such as the restricted opportunities for women and the total change which the First World War brought. Frances Rimington died in 1973. By way of a postscript, another of Frances Rimington's daughters, Diana, recalls life in Kenya where her father was a district commissioner and the family lived the true Colonial lifestyle. One account of a vanished world is replaced by another, leaving the reader with a clear sense of the frailty of our times yet reminded of the thread of continuity that runs through families.

David Douglas of Scone, Perthshire, was one of the most important botanical collectors there has ever been. Thanks to his heroic and often unimaginably arduous explorations, during which he collected and discovered over 200 species, our forests and gardens are immeasurably richer. Not only is the Douglas fir named after him, but also many of our most established conifers, like the Sitka spruce, Grand and Noble firs and the Monterey pine were introduced to Britain by him.

Perth And Kinross

Perth and Kinross: An Illustrated... Architectural Guide.

Enjoying Perthshire. A personal tour through Perthshire hills, woods, waterfalls, bird haunts and moorland tracks, with illustrations and maps.

Red Sky at Night: Autobiography This work looks at the evryday life of John Barrington, a shepherd to over 750 Blackface ewes who graze near some of Britain's most beautiful hills overlooking Loch Katrine.

Perthshire Lost Railways

Perthshire and Kinross-shire's Lost...

Fife Perthshire and Angus

Fife, Perthshire and Angus (Exploring... This series provides an introduction to the archaeological heritage of Scotland, detailing the story of one part of the country. The details are filled in by a gazetteer of the most interesting and best preserved monuments, and aim to encourage the reader to explore further using the full-colour section on day excursions. This volume details skilfully carved Pictish cross-slabs, great abbeys and castles, and the imposing cathedrals of Arbroath and St Andrews, together with the Royal Palace of Falkland. Examples of rural architecture are also documented.

Chiefs of Clan Donnachaidh 1275 1749 and... the Highlanders at Bonnockburn.

Old Auchterarder

Old Auchterarder, Blackford and Braco:... With Aberuthven, Gask and Gleneagles.

Blair Castle

Century in Atholl, A: Old Photographs....
Blair Castle: The Scottish Home of the....

Atholl and Gowrie: A Historical Guide... This guide shows an archaeological range from neolithic cairns to medieval palaces, from industrial workers' cottages to Roman fortresses. A gazetteer combines with the narrative to produce a history of North Perthshire on the boundary of Highland and Lowland.

Pathfinder Map 0324 (NO04/14): Dunkeld &... Blairgowrie

Perthshire in History and Legend Exploring some of the stories about Perthshire, this book contains not only the well known stories such as Robert the Bruce founding a chapel at Strathfillan after Bannockburn, but tales of the prophecies of the Lady of Lawers, and the pistols of Doune made entirely of horseshoe nails.

Fife and Perthshire

Fife and Perthshire: Including Kinross... This guide covers a varied landscape area that is accessible to the highly populated Central Lowlands of Scotland, including the great cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Human endeavour, coupled with a proud colourful heritage, is evident everywhere, in the pretty and historic coastal towns such as St Andrews, in the rolling Lomond Hills and scenic Loch Leven, and, moving further north towards the higher ground, in the mountainous areas around Pitlochry, where the autumn colours have to be seen to be believed. Visits to the area are addictive, causing many to return again and again to the ancient "kingdoms" of Fife and Perth, legendary birthplace of the heartland of Scotland, for further exploration and pleasure.

Pitlochry: Heritage of a Highland... District.

Chingwangtao to Kinross: A Personal... Memoir.

Stanley: From Arkwright Village to... Commuter Suburb 1784-2003. Tracing the evolution of the village of Stanley from being an important cotton mill and community to a growing commuter satellite of Perth.

Dunkeld, Thomas Telford's Finest Highland Bridge, a new book by Christopher R. Ford.

The Kingdom of Fife and Kinross-shire... Theo Lang.

The Rob Roy Way: From Drymen to Pitlochry.This long-distance walk from Drymen to Pitlochry was developed by Rucksack Readers in partnership with walking enthusiasts. It runs for 79 miles (126 km) along some of Scotland's finest lochs and glens, using historic footpaths, a cycle route, forest tracks and some minor road. Many places are linked with Scotland's most famous outlaw, Rob Roy MacGregor (1671-1734).

Kinross-Shire 1851 Census Name Index:... Covering the Whole Parishes of Cleish, Fossoway and Tulliebole, Kinross, Orwell, and Portmoak and Parts of Arngask and Forgandenny.

The Atholl Collection Catalogue: 300... Years of Scottish Music and Poetry. First time this irreplaceable collection of books and manuscripts on Scottish and Gaelic music has been made available.

Close-up on Coupar Angus: A Social... History of the Town from the Reformation to the Year 2000. A social history of the east Perthshire town of Coupar Angus from the Reformation to the year 2000. The book contains many nostalgic black and white photographs and illustrative document reproduction.

Perth and Kinross: The Big Country. A wide-ranging review of the history, geography, landscape, flora and fauna of Perthshire and Kinross-shire comprising the old counties of Perth and Kinross. Contemporary issues, including the local economy, are also surveyed.

Church and Social History of Atholl.

Life in Forestry. John McEwen, Based on tape recordings, the life of the land reform activist, and author of "Who Owns Scotland?".

Along the A9: The Great North Road. A book packed with sepia and black and white photos and postcards of communities on and close to the A9 corridor, from Luncarty to Drumochtar. Enhanced by informative but economical text, this book will be a source of nostalgia and interest for anyone who has lived in Perthshire, or used the A9 for excursions north.

Routes, Roads, Regiments and Rebellions:... A Brief History of the Life and Work of General George Wade (1673-1748) the Father of the Military Roads in Scotland.

The Keekin-Gless: An Anthology from... Perth & Kinross.

The Railways of Upper Strathearn,Crieff... When a journey by motor car along the A85 from Comrie to Crieff occupies a mere 10 minutes, it is difficult to imagine the tremendous enthusiasm with which the people of Comrie welcomed the arrival in 1893 of the branch line from Crieff. Comrie, along with the other villages in Upper Strathearn between Crieff and Lochearnhead, had been steadily increasing in size and prosperity in the second half of the 19th century but still depended on stagecoaches and general carriers for communication with the outside world.

Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silvery... Tay. The book describes in great detail the events leading up to he Tay bridge disaster of 1879. The subsequent public Inquiry provides the answers to why the disaster occurred, which the author provides in the form of extracts from the main witnesses. The reinvestigation confirms their cncluisons that the bridge was badly designed, built and maintained. The book concludes by examining the aftermath and modern disasters which show the importance of forensic methods in understanding them, and learning the lessons so as to prevent further accidents.

The Dambuilders: Power from the Glens In the 30 years between the end of World War II and 1975, the construction schemes of the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board changed the face of the Highlands and brought electricity to almost the whole of the country north of the Highland Line. Nothing on such a scale had been attempted before, and the "schemes", as they were called, symbolized far more than huge devices for the generation of electricity. Fired by the idealism of Tom Johnston, the Board's founder, the schemes brought regeneration and hope. This book is a vivid account of the schemes and includes eyewitness stories from many of the workers - from dam builders, engineers, tunnel tigers, linemen - who made the electrification of the Highlands a reality and now, often for the first time, tell what it was like. The names of the schemes - Loch Sloy, Glen Shira, Tummel-Garry, the Conon Valley, Glen Affric, Strathfarrar-Kilmorack, Glenmoriston-Garry, Shin, Breadalbane, Ben Cruachan - are vivid in the memories of all who worked on them, in an epic of hard physical labour in a beautiful landscape. By the time the last scheme was opened in Foyers in 1975, the engineers commissioned by the Board had built some 50 major dams and power stations, almost 200 miles of tunnel, 400 miles of road and over 20,000 miles of power line. The Board had to overcome adverse weather and thrawn geology, as well as political opposition. At the peak of construction the workforce numbered around 12,000 and included men from Ireland and many parts of Europe as well as indigenous Scots. They are all proud of what they achieved.

Taking the Temperature: An Account of... the Operation of the Meteorological Office Climatological Station at Forgandenny 1968-2001. "Taking the Temperature" is a record of the weather station at Forgandenny over the last thirty three years. These records have appeared monthly in the "Perthshire Advertiser", and still do, and this compilation of the records is due to the diligence and careful record keeping of Norman Pedgrift. The book has records of previous Perth weather from the 19th century, gives a snapshot of the freezing weather of 1918, showing the Tay with ice floes floating down the river, and is interspersed with photographs, showing all the variations of weather. There are detailed annual charts showing temperature, rainfall, days with snow, frost and wind. Is Perth getting warmer - are winters less cold - is it wetter - now is your chance to find out.



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