Perth People

Born in Perthshire

Our friends at Tippermuir Books have made another of their popular titles available to Made in Perth for free download. Born in Perthshire comprises a series of short essays on well-known figures born within the historical county of Perthshire. Each topical and biographical piece includes an original associated illustration. The book also includes separate […]

Perth Street by Street Promo

Perth: Street by Street

Perth: Street by Street is an architectural, archaeological, geographical, historical, and visual journey around the city of Perth’s c.635 streets, avenues, closes, roads, and vennels. Drawing on a range of disciplines, Perth: Street by Street will appeal both to those readers interested in the history and life of Perth, and to anyone who […]

William Archer ~ Dramatic Critic, Playwright, and Translator of Ibsen

Described as the most advanced prophet of the new theatre of his day, William Archer was born in Perth in 23 September 1856. Archer attended Perth Academy where he was a classmate of the biologist, sociologist, geographer, philanthropist and pioneering town planner, Patrick Geddes, and the medical pioneer,  James Mackenzie. By […]

Kitty Atholl (Katherine Murray) ~ Politician and Scotland’s First Woman MP

Katherine Marjory Murray (Kitty) later Duchess of Atholl was the first Scottish female to become a Member of Parliament, and, the first Conservative and the second British woman to gain the office of government minister. Born in Bamff, Alyth in Perthshire in 1874, Katherine Ramsay was the daughter of the […]