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Perth - Arts and Culture

Perth has a rich arts and cultural scene. Perth Museum and Art Gallery houses a varied collection which is particularly strong on a local level, but also includes material of a national and indeed international significance.

The Fergusson Gallery is dedicated to the work of the Scottish "Colourist" painter John Duncan Fergusson and houses the largest collection of his work in existence. A unique gem, the collection is housed in a neo-classical building which was once the city's waterworks, situated at the south end of Tay Street's grand Victorian façade.

A number of private galleries can be found in Perth, where art is both for sale and display.
For heritage attractions, Scone Palace, a major Scottish visitor attraction, is the ancestral home of the Earls of Mansfield and the crowning place of Scottish Kings.

Two Historic Scotland properties are also to be found in and around Perth. Elcho Castle is a handsome and complete fortified mansion of 16th-century date, with three projecting towers. Huntingtower Castle has two fine and complete towers, built in the 15th and 16th centuries and joined by a range in the 17th century.

Black Watch Museum and Balhousie Castle offer an insight into one of the British Army's, if not the world's most famous, fighting units.

St John's Kirk, in the heart of Perth city, is one of the finest and oldest churches in Scotland and is often the setting for special musical events.