Situated on the banks of the River Ray, Perth is a historic Scottish city and is the administrative centre of the Perth and Kinross area. In the 1820s, writer Sir Walter Scott, published a story called Fair Maid of Perth, and this led to the city developing the nickname, The Fair City. The town gained greater importance due to being the home of Scone Abbey. Perth boasts a long, rich and fascinating history, with many historical landmarks and places that serve as reminders of its past. This includes St John’s Kirk, St Paul’s Church, and Fair Maid’s House.
Perth has become a retail centre over recent years, with strong links to the finance and insurance industries. Perth and Kinross Council has office space in the city and is one of the area’s biggest employers. Energy giant, Scottish & Southern Energy is also located in the city, along with NHS Tayside, insurance giant Aviva, and Stagecoach Group, which has its global headquarters here. The city centre is home to many big names and independent retailers.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many forms of entertainment to be enjoyed in Perth. Perth Theatre and Perth Concert Hall are two very popular venues catering for those who enjoy great music and exciting stage performances. The Perth Museum and Art Gallery provides historical and cultural entertainment while a variety of nightlife caters for those looking for lively entertainment. A great choice of eateries can be enjoyed in Perth. The Roost Restaurant is a popular choice for those looking for great food in elegant surroundings. The North Port Restaurants serves up delicious seafood while TABLA is an excellent choice of flavoursome Indian cuisine.
Perth is a convenient transport hub offering efficient links by road and rail. A good road and motorway network, including the M90, the A9 and the A85, provide convenient connections to Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh, amongst others. Buses and taxis are also readily available in the city. Perth Railway Station provides links to the rail service and convenient access to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Inverness. Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports are both within easy reach for air travel links. There is also a small airport, Perth Airport, for private aircraft and training.