Perth & Kinross: A Pocket Miscellany

February 21, 2019 by Perthshire Creates

Ever wondered How was David Attenborough bested by Capercaillies? Why did a murdering gang break up a Christmas party on a crannog in 1612? What did Macbeth give a group of Kinross folk?and Which lass from the tiny hamlet of Wester Pett ended up a Moroccan empress?

The latest publication from Perth based publisher Tippermuir Books has all the answers. Their new book, Perth & Kinross: A Pocket Miscellany by Trish Colton, is full of quirky information and covers all sorts of subjects from the obscure to the famous and the infamous including, whisky and battles, ghosts and dragons, castles, crannogs and wildlife, plus a multitude of other subjects.

It’s an ideal read for locals and visitors and will intrigue and delight anyone with an interest in Scotland and it’s past.  The author, Trish Colton, started writing local history books when she retired at the age of 60.  You are never too old to try something new,  I’ve written seven books so far, five of them based on the local history of where I was living at the time declares Trish Colton, the other two were about her pet chickens!

Trish has lived and worked in a number of different countries over the years, while writing Perth & Kinross – A Pocket Miscellany, Trish lived up in the Ochil Hills near Path of Condie and was captivated by the Perth & Kinross area, It’s got everything, she says, It’s not just amazing scenery and nature, but also an absorbing history full of fascinating characters at every turn.   Her favourite character is a young girl born in the tiny hamlet of Wester Pett near Perth, who ended up as Empress of Morocco.

The cover of Trish’s bookPerth & Kinross: A Pocket Miscellany features a small section of the new Perth City Sketch from the 69 Cities Project that is currently on display at Perth Museum & Art Gallery.

If you’re keen to discover more extraordinary facts about this area, there’s an author’s signing event at Waterstones Perth on Saturday 9 March at 1pm.  The book is available from bookshops, online sellers, and direct from Tippermuir Books, priced £9.99.