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Making architecture and buildings accessible in September

TRADITIONAL SKILLS TRAINING

Supporting the sectoral skills base

PERTH CITY HERITAGE FUND

Regeneration through conservation

BRINGING THE PAST ALIVE

Raising awareness through immersive interpretation

HISTORIC BUILDING CONSERVATION

Improving the condition and use of the historic environment

HANDS ON WITH HERITAGE

Making the past accessible through engaging events and activities

COMMUNITY ARCHAEOLOGY PROJECTS

Empowering local people to uncover their past

VISUALISING THE PAST

Increasing understanding and appreciation through research-powered reconstruction

INSPIRING THE FUTURE WITH THE PAST

Creating economic and social benefit through the active and creative use of our historic environment

PKHT is a registered Scottish Charity that has been established since 1988.

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PKHT is a registered Scottish Charity that has been established since 1988.

Our Vision is:

A Perth and Kinross that values, embraces and enhances the economic, social and environmental benefits of its historic environment

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We realise this vision through the development and delivery of projects, the administration of grants, the provision of information and advice, and a programme of outreach, learning and training activities.

Read-discover the past with PKHT Books

Explore the Historic Environment

Browse our online database to find information about archaeological sites, monuments and historic buildings in Perth and Kinross.

Discover medieval Perth in the year AD 1440 through our new exciting trail and experience the burgh brought to life by Virtual Reality.

Explore the region's rich historic environment though our range of guide leaflets and maps.

News and Events See All

We are excited to announce that drafts of PKARF's Mesolithic and Neolithic chapters have entered the final phase of production and are now available for wider consultation. We would like your feedback- can you help?

We are delighted to announce that we are looking for an Outreach and Promotion Officer to join our team in 2021. Find out more details here.

Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment. This annual event gives local residents and visitors of all ages the opportunity to visit historic, civic and interesting buildings that are not usually open or accessible to the public; all for free! Find our what the Perth and Kinross programme has in store!

From shopfronts to fanlights, office feature windows to church windows, stained-glass artist Liz Rowley will draw from her extensive experience in historic glass repair and contemporary design to cover the practicalities of common issues, appropriate repair, specification of work and the application of traditional skills in modern design.

From navigating legislation, to bats, birds and bees in residence, this CDP considers a range of aspects surrounding ecology and traditional buildings with wildlife expert Danièle Muir offering practical guidance on how to design for and carry out work on historic buildings with these factors in mind.

Our 2021 Architectural Conservation CPD Programme is running from April to October. Whether you are a homeowner, starting out in a buildings related career, looking to refresh your conservation knowledge or are a professional encountering historic buildings as part of your work portfolio, this is the CPD programme for you.

We are delighted to announce the release of our latest publication on the spectacular prehistoric archaeology of Perth and Kinross.

We're delighted to announce that as of 21 October 2019, we have relocated our office.

Great turn out for Perth’s second Property Repair Seminar.

The Trust has launched its third phase of the Perth City Heritage Fund bringing £750,000 of Scottish Government investment to Perth to assist with conserving and repairing historic buildings.

Perth’s first ever property repair seminar was held in May 2018. Immensely successful, it was hosted by Perth Solicitor’s Property Centre, packing out the the ball room of the Royal George Hotel with homeowners, prospective homeowners, Solicitors, architects, estate agents and surveyors from across Perth and Kinross.

The Church of St Stephen’s has become the final recipient of financial assistance through the Trust's Historic Building Grants Scheme which will be used to finance the extensive roof repairs needed.

This September marked the first season of excavations in an exciting three year project investigating the hillfort of King’s Seat, above Dunkeld. Over 70 volunteers and local school pupils joined Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust, Dunkeld and Birnam Historical Society and professional archaeologists from AOC Archaeology Ltd to unearth an impressive assemblage of early historic metalworking artefacts and possible slingshot ammunition.

The Trust was proud to attend the Fife and Tayside Traditional Buildings Forum reception at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh this month to showcase our Traditional Building Skills Projects and the training opportunities these offered.

We're excited to announce the release of our new strategic plan which sets out our vision, values and priorities for the next 5 years.

Working in close partnership with the Fife and Tayside Traditional Buildings Forum, we held our second two-day Traditional Buildings Skills event on King Edward Street in Perth to raise awareness of Scotland’s fantastic traditional buildings and the specialist skills needed to maintain them.

The Trust have been pleased to help the Black Watch Association commemorate the former site of the Queen’s Barracks with a small grant from the Perth City Heritage Fund.

We’re delighted to announce that the trident of the Britannia statue atop the Old Academy in Rose Street, Perth has been reinstated thanks to financial support through the Perth City Heritage Fund.

COVID-19 Operations Statement

Trust staff now work a blend of office and home-working so enquiries are best directed via email as monitoring of office telephones is reduced. Contractors/deliveries requiring access to Lower City Mills should arrange with a member of staff in advance.

General enquiries can still be made using the Contact Us page.

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