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Perthshire Tartan

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Motto: Pro Lege et Libertate (For Law and Liberty)

Perthshire tartan (1993) was initiated by Brian Wilton (Perthshire Tourist Board Executive Member) and designed by Peter MacDonald. It has proven to be an extremely popular tartan for tourist industry workers and visitors. A sample is in Scottish Tartans Authority Johnston Collection.  Perthshire officially the County of Perth (Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) extends from Strathmore in the east to the Pass of Drumochter in the north, Rannoch Moor and Ben Lui in the west, and Aberfoyle in the south.  

The name ‘Perth’ derives from a Pictish word for ‘wood’ or ‘copse’.  During the medieval period the town of Perth was known colloquially as ‘St. John’s Toun’ or ‘Saint Johnstoun’ because the church at the centre of the parish was dedicated to St. John the Baptist.  

It was the effective ‘capital’ of Scotland for a long time, due to the frequent residence of the royal court.  King David I (1124-53) granted burgh status to the town in the early 12th century.

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