Daily Archives: July 22, 2014

Abernethy and Pitlochry

Atholl Palace Hotel and Museum – Pitlochry – Positioned over Pitlochry and Strathtummel this H-plan chateau was designed by Andrew Helton Jnr and built between 1874 and 1878. It has had various roles – Hydropathic Centre, Temporary School (during WWI) and today a hotel. A museum also exists within the […]

Alyth, Blairgowrie, and Coupar Angus

Abbey Church – Queen Street, Coupar Angus – Before this church was built this site housed one of the greatest medieval abbeys in Scotland. In tribute to this past John Carver the architect of the church designed it in the 12th century gothic style. Its’ construction took place between 1859 […]

Kinnoull, Gannochy, and Bridgend

Kinnoull Aisle and Monument – Dundee Road – The Aisle is home to one of the earliest articles of funery art in Scotland, an intricate stone monument to the 1st Earl of Kinnoull (erected in 1635). The Earl was a courtier, Kings Chancellor, industrialist and politician and the monument reflects […]

Monasteries and Chapels of Perth

The Dominicans or Blackfriars – Order founded by St Dominic of Spain (1170-1221). The Dominican Friary at Perth was founded by Alexander II in 1231. Wife of Robert II, Elizabeth Mure of Rowallan buried in chapel. Wolf of Badenoch did penance at Blackfriars for his burning of Elgin Cathedral. In […]

Friarton Bridge

Friarton Bridge began to be constructed in 1975. The estimated cost was approximately ¬£6¬†million. The final cost was approximately ¬£8 million. Eight pairs of reinforced concrete pillars carry the deck. The nine spans of the bridge vary in length from 63m to 174m which is the river span. The navigation […]