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A Hidden Perthshire Treasure


Our interpretation experts have been out and about in Perthshire reviewing signs at HS properties ahead of updates being made.

‘The glorious painted ceiling at St Mary’s Church, Grandtully, really took our breath away,’ said Interpretation Officer Sally.  ‘In an unassuming building on the edge of a Perthshire farmyard, this has to be one of Scotland’s treasures!’

St Mary's Chapel

An unassuming church in Perthshire…

St Mary's Church Ceiling

… home to these beautiful painted ceilings.

St Mary's Church ceiling

Saint John

And here’s a bonus language fact for you: the Gaelic for Grandtully is Gar an Tulaich or Garantulaich, which means ‘the den at the green hill’.  Sounds inviting, doesn’t it?  We hope you’ll visit soon!


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Ali George

Ali works in the Digital Team developing content for Historic Scotland's social media channels. She mostly blogs about HS goings on around the web.

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