900s - Perth had grown into an important
City with an inland Port for trading with
hides, timber and fish.
1020 - the early Religious Building at Scone
was enlarged and given the status of a
1126 - the first Church of St John is built
for King David I in Perth centre.
1164 - Scone Priory is given the status of
1210 - King William the Lion made Perth a
1210 to 1452 - Scotland's Parliament met at
1296 - the Stone of Scone was captured by
King Edward I of England during the Scottish
Wars of Independence, taken to Westminster
Abbey in London.
1306 - Robert the Bruce was Crowned King of
Scotland at Scone.
1396 - the Battle of North
Inch takes place at Perth. This was a
Staged Battle in front of King Robert II. It
was between 30 men of Clan MackIntosh and 30
men of Clan Cameron in an attempt to end a 360
year feud. One Cameron survived by swimming
across the River Tay. The 11 surviving
McKintosh claimed victory.
1440s - St Johns Kirk in Perth is rebuilt
much larger than the original.
1400s - Huntingtower Castle is built 3 miles
northwest of Perth Centre for the Ruthven
1500s - Perth had a number of Metal Works
for Gold, Silver and Armour.
1559 - Scone Abbey was severely damaged
during the Scottish Reformation by Protestants
1600 - brothers John and Alexander Ruthven
of Huntingtower Castle were executed for
plotting to kill King James VI.
1643 - Huntingtower Castle and lands were
given to the Murray's of Tullibardine. This
family later became the Dukes of Atholl and
1651 - Charles II was Crowned King at
1651 August - Perth was captured by the Army
of Cromwell during the English Civil War.
1700s - Perth grew around the Linen
industry, Whisky Distilling, and later Glass
1776 - the Old Town Walls were demolished to
open up the Town.
1767 - Huntingtower Castle was abandoned
after the wife of the 1st Duke of Atholl
1804 - Scone Chapel is built on Moot Hill
next to where Scone Palace is now, on the site
of an earlier Chapel. A replica of the Stone of
Scone is at the Chapel.
1808 - Scone Palace is built in Neo-Gothic
style for the Earls of Mansfield. The Palace
replaced the Abbey.
1842 - Queen Victoria Visits Scone
1928 - the last Trams in Perth were removed
from service to be replaced by Buses.
1930s? - Huntingtower Castle is opened to
the Public as a Tourist Attraction.
1966 - Lady Mansfield opened Scone Palace
for the Public as a Tourist Attraction.
1996 - the Stone of Scone was returned to
Scotland to be displayed at a Museum in
2012 - Perth was made a City with a
population around 43,000.
Today - Perth is a top visitor attraction
and a good base for exploring Scotland with
Dundee 23 miles east, Edinburgh 44 miles southeast,
65 miles southwest, Aberdeen 86 miles northeast,
and Inverness 112 miles northwest.