Our projects conserve, protect and promote the historic environment of Perth and Kinross.
Since we were established in 1988, the Trust has carried out a wide range of projects on historic buildings, archaeological sites, and the enhancement of historic urban areas.
With subjects as diverse as the excavation and recovery of a prehistoric logboat to the re-instatement of 19th century iron railings, they include the restoration and refurbishment of the Library Lodge, Perth, which now serves as our office.
Common themes running through projects include enhancement of the historic environment, partnership working, community benefit, life-long learning, and economic regeneration.
An exciting 4-year a £2.6 million initiative celebrating the landscapes where the Rivers Tay and Earn meet, enabling residents and visitors to reconnect with the natural, built and cultural heritage of the area through 29 different projects.
A major project led by the Trust over 10 years, to excavate, recover, conserve and display a 3,000 year old log-boat from the Tay estuary. The results, presented in an award-winning monograph, led to the innovative Loch Tay logboat experiment.
Exploring monumental roundhouses in highland Perthshire…
A two year project focusing on the historic churchyards of east Perthshire, conserving structures, improving management and engaging with local communities to celebrate these remarkable repositories of religious and secular life.
A five-year landscape archaeology project with the aim uncovering some the story of prehistoric and early historic life in the ‘fairy glen’ with a special focus on the rare early medieval turf, stone and timber longhouses that survive there.
In 2009 the Trust led an exciting project, inspired by the 3,000 year old Carpow vessel, to build a Bronze Age log-boat using replica tools and techniques. The finished boat was paddled across Loch Tay and is now a feature of the Scottish Crannog Centre.
General Wade’s roads and bridges are well known throughout the Scottish highlands; this 3-year project conserved bridges promoted the history of the topic through publications and signage, school teaching packs and life-long learning projects.
The Trusts B-Listed office, beside the AK Bell Library in York Place, Perth, was originally the lodge of the 1836 Perth County and City Infirmary. Restored with best-practice conservation methods, the building is an apt show-case for the work of the Trust.