Perth & Kinross Council
Perth & Kinross Council is committed to ensuring that residents and visitors with a disability are able to enjoy our area. To make it simple for you to know which facilities are accessible and how, we have worked with Disabled Go to compile this easy-to-use online directory. Whether you want to shop in Perth city centre, access our beautiful countryside, or go to a museum, concert or restaurant, everything is listed here to help you plan your outing.
As well as contact details for local charities and support organisations, there is information about public transport, taxis, bus stances, car parks and train stations: everything you need to get out and about, making the most of Perth and Kinross. I look forward to seeing you here!
City of Culture
Perth is currently bidding to become City of Culture for 2021. The UK City of Culture is a designation given to a city in the UK every four years by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The winning city enjoys significant economic and social benefits and can be a catalyst for regeneration as well as contributing to community cohesion and health and wellbeing. Perth’s bid for City of Culture will celebrate the themes of: ‘Home’ - recognising Perth’s place at the heart of a rural community, its history and heritage as the first capital of Scotland and the seat of Scottish monarchs, ‘Wild’ - capturing the city’s location at the gateway to the Highlands, the wealth of natural beauty and the importance of the landscape to local culture, and ‘Belong’ - emphasising the city’s role as a meeting place and melting pot and drawing on the city’s heritage as a catalyst for creativity and ideas.
Perth is a hub for culture and arts, with a wonderful selection of galleries and museums within a stone's throw from one another. Nestled on the banks of the River Tay it has a wealth of history and entertainment to uncover. As a medieval settlement it has plenty of historical sights blended with recreational and leisure activities.
Perth has no shortage of atmospheric award winning eateries. Visit one of our many pavement Café's and restaurants in the Café Quarter in St John's Place and take in the great views of the historic 15th century St John's Kirk. The city centre offers fantastic food & drink and if you fancy dining alfresco there are a number of restaurants with outdoor seating or you can find all the ingredients for a fabulous picnic in Perth's award winning bakers and delicatessens.
Perth is a consistent Beautiful Britain Award Winner, and the city's streets and parks are always at their blooming best. Take a leisurely stroll around the city's two spacious public parks, the North and South Inch. A short stroll along the North Inch, the location for the Battle of the Clans in 1396, you will arrive at Balhousie Castle, Home of the Black Watch Museum. Recently awarded 5 star status by the Scottish Tourist Board, this family friendly museum houses information on Scotland's Black Watch, an elite military regiment whose history stretches back almost three centuries. If you feel like soaking up more of Perth's medieval history then follow the route of the old city walls along Canal Street, Methven Street and Mill Street. You can also visit the site of the Greyfriar monastery, which has gravestones and artefacts dating back to 1580. You can follow the various walks and trails around the city, such as the River Tay Public Arts Trail. This trail on the banks of the River Tay features 22 different sculptures which draw their inspiration from the river and its wildlife and the city, it's history, it's poets and it's life.There's never a shortage of fantastic theatre, events and concerts to enjoy. As well as The Playhouse, Perth's independent 7 screen cinema. Perth also boosts a great range of outdoor events and festivals across the year from the Kilt Run to the Winter Festival.
The Centre for Inclusive Living Perth and Kinross is a user led organisation where the disabled members drive the need for change in society. Their specialist knowledge empowers them to make the difference in all aspects of life. We are dedicated to improving access to all buildings and attractions and have thoroughly enjoyed the chance to help DisabledGo within Perth and Kinross. Gillian Edwards, Acting development Manager.
For more information on what's on in the city and for a full listing of businesses please visit www.perthcity.co.uk (opens in new tab).