The Fair Maid’s House in Perth

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Fair Maid's House (5)Since September last year I have been doing some research and writing for the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, which has its headquarters in Perth.  The work is fascinating in itself, but so is the building that the Society ‘lives in’…

Founded in 1884, the Royal Scottish Geographical Society occupies two adjacent properties, known as the Fair Maid’s House and Lord John Murray House.  They are tucked away down North Port, a cobbled street which leads from Blackfriars Wynd towards Horsecross and the newly-built Concert Hall.

The houses each have their own fascinating story to tell, and the Fair Maid’s House in particular is just so pretty.  But there’s more to this place than just a charming exterior.  There’s a relic from a medieval monastery, and the memory of a gruesome royal murder…


Fair Maid's House (1)Dating back to about 1475, this delightful little house is the oldest secular building in Perth.  Its…

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