Lost Perthshire

By: Ann Lindsay

Catalogue Number: T3D-Q7V5

Lost Perthshire

  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: Birlinn General
  • ISBN: 9781841585574
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Synopsis

In Lost Perthshire , Ann Lindsay takes us on a fascinating journey through the lost architectural, geographical, industrial, and archaeological heritage of Perthshire. Perth has been the centre to a wide range of industries that flourished and then disappeared, including printing, ink making, book binding, boat building, glove making, salmon curing, textiles, bleaching, dyeing, cleaning and insurance (General Accident), many small whisky distilleries, newspapers and small shops. 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.Furthermore, 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, Pictish remains, and monasteries to the Bridge of Earn hospital established for expected Dunkirk casualties - have changed so dramatically, often with little thought for conservation or preservation.

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