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The fair city of Perth was made a town or perth bed breakfast burgh by King David I in the early 12th century. There was probably already a settlement there but it was an obvious place to create a new town. It was at the first spot where the River Tay could be bridged. perth bed breakfast On the other hand ships could easily sail up the river to Perth. In the Middle Ages Perth was a busy inland port. Hides, timber and fish were exported. Modern Perth is situated perth bed breakfast 3km downstream (on the River Tay) of the original Roman fort of Bertha. Bertha/Perth is translated as “wood” from Cumbric and Pictish Gaelic languages and from Celtic as “Aber The”, meaning “mouth of the Tay”. Nearby Scone is the ancient coronation site of Scottish monarchs. All perth bed breakfast kings and queens of Scotland having been crowned there up until the Union into the United Kingdom. Today the site is marked by the early 19thC Palace of Scone. Scone is a place that breathes history like nowhere else in Scotland.

The Romans camped here in the 2nd century. From the 5th century onwards, it was the capital of a Pictish kingdom. In the 6th century, the Culdees, a group of early Christian holy men, established a cell at Scone and it was here, on the Hill of Credulity, that Pictish King Nectan converted to Christianity in 710. The present-day Scone Palace dates from the early 19th century and is built in the Gothic style, although it's design echoes the original abbey building. It took nine years to build and is regarded as one of Britain's most outstanding Georgian Gothic houses. Potfest returns to the Perth area for its 18th year in Scotland. This year's show is once again Potfest at the Palace, in the wonderful grounds of Scone Palace, Perth. This new show was held under canvas on the parkland in front of the big house where the open aspect and landscape setting would allow the display of work on an architectural scale not possible at the Pens. This was to become their flagship event, a show of excellence attracting exhibitors from all over the world. Perthshire, the Ancient County of Perth Scotland straddles both the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands - glens, lochs, mountains and open spaces in the Breadalbane, Atholl & Balquhidder - rich farmland and market towns in Strathearn, Menteith & Gowrie.

David Douglas, the most famous of Scotland’s plant hunters, was born at Scone and worked at the palace as a gardener. In the grounds today is a magnifient Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) raised from the original seed he sent back from America in 1827. The latin name for the Douglas fir was coined by David Douglas specifically to acknowledge his debt to an earlier collector, Archibald Menzies, who saw it first – on his voyage to what is now Oregon and the state of Washington – as surgeon-botanist on HMS Discovery. Scone Palace in Perthshire will once again provide the stunning backdrop for the 2016 GWCT Scottish Game Fair with a myriad of food, drink, country sports, competitions and main ring events running over three thrilling days.

Scotland’s most popular outdoor country event is a true celebration of rural Scotland showcasing its game, wildlife and countryside management. Enjoyed by over 25,000 thousands of visitors, the Fair offers a packed programme from start to finish with popular attractions ranging from falconry, clay and drone shooting, gundogs and fishing to cookery demonstrations and tastings by leading Scottish chefs to the myriad of traders, shopping and crafts on offer.

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