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PERTH focus For this issue’s city focus we take a look at PERTH.

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UCH of the Perth’s High Street is a traffic free precinct with a wide variety of shops. Many of the streets around the centre are comprised of elegant Georgian terraced houses. Perth has probably always been a centre for farming and less dependent on the traditional Scottish industries of fishing, textiles and engineering. The city offers many shops, galleries and theatre in the town centre. Scenery, castles, history, walks and attractions are common in an around Perth, and historic Scone Palace and Perth Racecourse are nearby.

PERTH: • In March 2012, as part of Queen Elizabeth’s diamond jubilee celebrations, Perth was one of three cities to be awarded city status. • The city of Perth is also known as St John’s Town or the Fair City and located on the Banks of the River Tay. • The population of Perth is approximately 43,450. • The presence of Scone Abbey, home of the Stone of Destiny where the King of Scots was crowned, enhanced the early importance of the town. • Perth is centrally located to all the main cities in Scotland, only 64 miles to Glasgow, 43 miles to Edinburgh, 71 miles to Aberdeen.

shopping: PERTH: • Bertie Browns 170 South Street, Perth PH2 8NY Tel: 01738 587 365 www.bertiebrowns.co.uk

accommodation: PERTH: • Huntingtower Hotel Crieff Road, Perth PH1 3JT Tel: 01738 583771, www.huntingtowerhotel.co.uk This delightful Perth ‘City Hotel in the country’ location, 5 minutes from the main A9 route north to Inverness, adjacent to Huntingtower Castle, finds you central to all the finest shopping, outdoor pursuits and activities and the numerous famous visitor attractions Perth and Perthshire has to offer. OUTSIDE PERTH: • Monachyle Mhor Hotel Crieff Road, Perth PH1 3JT Tel: 01877 384622, http://mhor.net/hotel/ Four-miles down a single-track lane that winds along the wooded banks of Loch Voil you’ll find Monachyle Mhor a luxury hotel in Perthshire, Scotland. A vibrant splash of pink against the surrounding mountains, this 18th-century farmhouse and steadings is now a cosy boutique hotel and restaurant with fourteen individually designed rooms.

Bertie Browns was founded in 2005 by Jane Atkinson. It is a chic boutique style shop in Perth. There is a unique selection of jewellery from up and coming British designers alongside better known international brands such as Pandora, Nomination, Swarovski, Trollbeads, Coeur de Lion and many other exciting designers. • McEwens of Perth 56 St John Street, Perth PH1 5SN Tel: 01738 623444 www.mcewensofperth.co.uk McEwens of Perth has been trading successfully since March 1868 and can therefore boast having spanned three centuries. It is still an independent family run business and an established shop in Perth specialising in womenswear, homeware and beauty.