Lost Perthshire

Perthshire's Lost Architectural Heritage

By Ann Lindsay

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Perthshire has been the centre to a wide range of industries that flourished and then disappeared, including printing, book binding, boat building, salmon curing, textiles, many small whisky distilleries, and newspapers. All of these were fed by a network of mountain passes, drove roads, military roads and bridges, ferries, a flourishing harbour, massive rail junction and a wartime aerodrome which have also vanished. Beyond this, Ann Lindsay examines how Perthshire's boundaries have moved over the last two centuries, with much of the original Perthshire now 'lost' due to its incorporation into different counties. Boglands have been drained, glens have been flooded for Hydro electric dams, forests have been planted, rivers diverted, and many upland villages, farms and settlements have vanished while other previously sparsely populated areas now densely covered with buildings. In this fascinating yet poignant study, Ann Lindsay introduces the many varied aspects of lost Perthshire, showing how ancient and even relatively modern Perthshire landscapes - from stone circles, Roman ditches, and Pictish remains to the Bridge of Earn hospital - have changed so dramatically, often with little thought for conservation or preservation.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 12 Oct 2016
ISBN 9781780274164
Number of Pages 256

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'a remarkable journey through the lost heritage of Perthshire' - Scotland Magazine

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