Monday, 24 March 2008
Robert Douglas Memorial School Perthshire Scotland
Robert Douglas Memorial School, New Scone, Perthshire, Scotland. The village of Scone has a long and famous history. It dates from May 9th 1885 when the present village had its first building dedicated, the Scone Old Church of Scotland which had been moved stone by stone from Old Scone. Scone is the crowning place of the kings and queens of Scotland including Robert the Bruce. Scone Palace still has the Moot Hill or Boot Hill where highland chiefs swore allegiance kneeling on their own land, or a handful of earth carried in a cloth placed in their boot. Scone is also the birthplace of the famous botanist David Douglas after whom is named the Douglas Fir and who introduced a massive range of flora and fauna to the British Isles. It was also the home to Robert Douglas after whom the school is named.