Kilts a- twirling as town parties
King William the Lion of Scotland made Perth a Royal Burgh in the 12th century and this year marks the 800th anniversary of that proclamation.
I’ve driven from the holiday resort town of Pitlochry through Perthshire’s Big Tree country to Perth on a cold December morning to talk with Hulbert about the celebrations, which will make Perth one of Scotland’s most visited cities in 2010.
This is an important and historic anniversary for people here and throughout Scotland and we want to welcome visitors from home and overseas, especially our twin towns and the other Perths from around the world, to come and celebrate,’’ Hulbert says.
Some of the major events planned for the year include:
Skin and bone – Life and death in Medieval Perth. This year-long exhibition at the Perth Museum and Art Gallery looks at Perth through the ages.
Perth & Kinross Today is a yearround photographic exhibition made up of 100 images of surrounding landscapes, portraits and street markets.