Saturday, 11 August 2007
Old Perth, Scotland. The attractive city of Perth blossomed from the late eighteenth century onwards, aided by a new bridge across the Tay and later by the coming of the railways. Guthrie Hutton has included pictures in his book that show glimpses of Perth's now largely demolished medieval architecture, as well as some stunning views of extreme weather in the town. The Tay is well-known for flooding, and in addition to views of the 1910 spate there's a dramatic picture of houses in Scone that were undermined and collapsed when the Annaty Burn flooded in 1916. Even more amazing - and also illustrated - are the giant ice floes that formed on the Tay in January 1918. Elsewhere in the book the city's main streets and sights are well covered, along with a variety of more unusual views from the past. Old Perth. Tour Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.