Perth is still the Place

Perth may not have been successful in being shortlisted for the title of UK City of Culture 2021, but its bid highlighted the unique challenges facing the UK's small cities, towns and rural areas, said city leaders tonight. Councillor Ian…

Virgin Trains carries Perth’s City of Culture bid team to London

Perth’s bid for 2021 City of Culture status was seen off in style today by Virgin Trains. A delegation representing Scotland’s newest city boarded Virgin’s Highland Chieftain service this morning at Perth Station to take the bid for submission…

City Hall Competition Reaches Milestone

Five architectural firms have been shortlisted in Perth & Kinross Council’s competition to redesign City Hall. The Council officially launched the competition in February, challenging architectural firms to come up with a grand vision…

Perth 2021 Awards Funding to Africa Connect Project

Local artist Su Grierson has been awarded £1,499 in funding from the Perth 2021 Creative Communities Fund to help facilitate a cultural exchange from Africa to Perth. From 6th – 28th October 2017 Su will facilitate and host ‘Sharing…

Merlin ERD latest major business to support Perth 2021

As an energy industry world leader in extended reach drilling, Merlin ERD is a business that can operate from any location worldwide, opting to set up operations in Perth in 2007 due to its strategic position at the heart of Scotland and its…

Say Hi to Our New Candidate City Logo

As our City of Culture 2021 bid deadline approaches we would like to introduce you to our official Candidate City logo for the bid! To make the competition fair, all bidding cities will use a slightly different version of the same Candidate…

Dupplin Estate backs Perth 2021

The Dupplin Estate has announced that it is backing Perth’s bid to become the next UK City of Culture in 2021. The land which lies south west of Perth has been in the Dewar family for over 100 years.  It was first bought by John Dewar…

The House of Bruar Announces Support for Perth 2021

Country clothing specialist The House of Bruar is the latest nationally recognised Perthshire brand to announce its support for Perth to be the next UK City of Culture in 2021. The House of Bruar has become nationally renowned for its country…

Aviva Backs Perth in City of Culture Competition

Aviva has officially announced that it is backing Perth to be the next UK City of Culture in 2021. The global insurance, investments and savings company becomes the fourth major private sector organisation to champion Perth in the national competition. The…
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Winner Announced for Perth 2021 School Poster Competition

Forgandenny Primary School has been crowned the winner of the Perth 2021 school poster competition! The pupils at Forgandenny Primary will now have the chance to work with an ‘Artist for a Day’, Dylan Gibson, who will work with the pupils…