Perth enjoys a stunning location on the banks of the magnificent River Tay, with Kinnoull Hill offering tremendous views over the Carse of Gowrie and some fantastic architecture both old and new. It is no wonder that Perth is increasingly becoming the inspiration for artists, makers and even brewers.
As Perth bids to become UK City of Culture in 2021, what better time to come out of the shadows and be the star we all know she is!
Sited in Princes St, Perth, Tayberry Gallery (http://www.tayberrygallery.com/) specialise in British made art and design and you can expect an array of handmade, practical, quirky, and unique applied and fine arts.
A broad mixture of mainly Scottish designers and artists including jewellery, ceramics, painting, wood, textiles, photography and glass makes Tayberry Gallery the perfect place to buy gifts, home-ware or to just treat yourself!
Tayberry recently commissioned local artist Kelly Stewart (http://www.skellydesigns.co.uk/) to create some new works using iconic Perth images but in Kelly’s contemporary style. These works are available to purchase from the gallery.
Tayberry Gallery also sell three Islay Spalding Perth (http://www.islayspalding.co.uk/home.htm) kilt pins. They are made to order at the moment, but such has been the demand Islay will be making enough to have in stock very shortly! They are amazing original designs and make ideal presents or mementos from your visit to Perth.
- The Auld Brig
- The Perth Skyline
- The Tay
If it’s more of a taste of Perth you after then head to the wonderful Provender Brown (https://provenderbrown.co.uk/) delicatessen on George Street. As well as a wonderful range of exotic flavours from around the world PB have a fantastic selection of local produce including the ever-so-tasty Old Perth Whisky!
Old Perth Scotch Whisky was originally created in the early 1900,s in the city of Perth by the Thomson family, well known grocers in the City. By the late 1970, a rationalisation , sadly, saw the brand disappear.Brought back to life as a blended malt in 2013 by Morrison & MacKay as a celebration of Perth’s illustrious past in the whisky industry, the brand is the only whisky now blended in Perthshire.
Silver Linings Jewellery Design Studio (https://silverliningsdesignstudio.co.uk/) on High Street offer contemporary jewellery and gifts predominantly handmade in Scotland. Within their collection is Perth jewellery by Diana King and prints of Perth by Sarah Halliday.
The Black Watch Castle Gift Shop (http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/shop/) stocks a range of beautiful wooden fridge magnets and key rings designed and handcrafted by Scottish company Clova Thistles.
Always forgetting your keys? Not anymore with these striking tartan key rings, oh, did you notice they have a highland cow centrepiece?
Don’t forget the fridge magnets, a great souvenir from a day in Perth! We know some of you have integrated fridges these days but the trustworthy magnet will stick to stick to a variety of metals around the home.