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Angus, Dundee, Fife and Perthshire

River Tay and Kinnoull Hill

We are very lucky to be surrounded by fantastic countryside and a diverse range of interesting places to visit.  Here are just a few

SCONE PALACE

Not only the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, Scone Palace just a few miles from Perth plays host to a number of events throughout the year.  From orchids to music festivals it is always an interesting place to visit.

Scone Palace

GLAMIS CASTLE

Famous as the childhood home of the late Queen Mother, like Scone Palace, Glamis Castle is a fascinating place to visit and also hosts a variety of events throughout the year.

Glamis Castle

BLAIR CASTLE

In the beautiful Highland Perthshire setting this ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl is also home to the last private army in Scotland.

The image shows the army sporrans during the annual Atholl Highlander’s Inspection which takes place each May.

Atholl Highlands sporrans at Blair Castle

 

GLENESK FOLK MUSEUM

On a very different scale Glenesk Folk Museum is home to artefacts many of our ancestors would have been familiar with.  Run totally by volunteers it demonstrates that community spirit is still thriving in this Angus Glen.

 

ST. JOHN’S KIRK, PERTH

In the centre of Perth this church was where John Knox preached in May 1559 during the reformation of the church in Scotland

St Johns Perth

 

COUPAR ANGUS

Home to the remains of a Cistercian Abbey founded in the 1160s.  The above link includes information on the town, current regeneration projects and the Coupar Angus Heritage Society. The photograph below shows Clyde a sculpture inspired by the town’s historic Horse Fairs.

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SCOTTISH ANTIQUE & ARTS CENTRE

The Scottish Antique & Arts Centre Abernyte is located half way between Dundee and Perth and is home to range of  antiques and collectables; arts and crafts; a food hall, contemporary gifts and a restaurant.

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Genealogy Resources

ScotlandsPeople - Scottish records including births, marriages, deaths, census records and wills

Cyndi’s List - A comprehensive website with links to  worldwide online resources

Dictionary of the Scots Language