Monthly Archives: February 2014


Schools of Perth

These notes are based on lectures given by Rhoda Fothergill – they were made by a local resident of Perth – Alan Darling – and have been passed to this website. Schools of Perth 1790 to the Disruption 1843 1794 – Charity School funded by Society for Propagation of Christian […]


Perth Prison

Perth Prison was built under the direction of Robert Reid (1774-1856) (“King’s architect and surveyor in Scotland. Reid was responsible for many public works, primarily inEdinburgh, including the Law Courts in Parliament Square. He also worked on the detailed layout of Robert Adam’s Charlotte Square after that architect’s death and built […]


Robert Southey ~ Poet

“In 1819 Robert Southey, poet laureate, together with Thomas Telford the engineer, undertook a tour of Scotland. The Journal of the Tour is coloured to some extent by his extreme Toryism but for all that is a lively, direct and on the whole sympathetic account of his travels.” As the pair […]


William Henderson ~ Medical Doctor

Dr. William Henderson MD – Born 25th January 1784 at Kinclaven, William Henderson was physician based in Perth who gained some minor fame as a medical pioneer and inventor of a stomach elixir. William Henderson attended the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) from 1806 to 1809 and then the University […]


Thomas Ross ~ Architect

Thomas Ross: Architect born 1839 in Errol the son of a tenant farmer, he was apprenticed at the Glasgow office of architects Alexander Kirklord and Charles Wilson. Subsequently, he joined the firm of David MacGibbon in Edinburgh in1862. By 1872 he was a partner in that firm. Much of his important […]