Kilts a- twirling as town par­ties

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - Escape - - HISTORIC PERTH -

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.

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