Launch Event: Historical Map of Perth (PSNS+HTT joint project)

Saturday 11 May 2024 marked the culmination of a two-year joint project with the PSNS & Historic Towns Trust: the production of a Historical Map of Perth including many sites of interest over the last one thousand years.

The Map is now available in bookstores (Waterstones) and can be ordered online (HTT, AmazonUK).

PSNS & HTT Historical Map project Working Group

Speakers at the event were:

John Lewington, former President of the Perthshire Society of Natural Science, gave an introduction

Professor Vanessa Harding, Chair of the Historic Towns Trust, on “Mapping our Shared History”

Theresa Hughes, President of PSNS Archaeology & History Section, on “A Fair Map of Perth”

Dr Mike Robinson, Royal Scottish Geographical Society, on “A Sense of Place”

David Bowler, Director of Alder Archaeology Ltd, on “A Thousand Years in Twenty Minutes – an Overview of Perth”

John Moore, Honorary Secretary of the Historic Towns Trust, gave a vote of thanks.

In the process, we heard how the geological and geographical settings influenced Perth’s location, culture and history.

A video of the event can be viewed on our YouTube channel:

The Map is available in bookstores (Waterstones) and can be ordered online (HTT, AmazonUK).

The Archaeology of St Kilda

At the Archaeology & History section’s November meeting, Clare Henderson, an archaeologist with the National Trust for Scotland, introduced us to the archipelago of St Kilda, the UK’s only dual UNESCO World Heritage Site.

She explained the settlement of the islands from prehistory to the famous evacuation of 1930.

We studied both surviving archaeology and the written and photographic records that allow us to tell the island’s story.

A recording of the talk can be seen on youtube: