Special Sub-Topic: Perth - The Fair City
|Other than the Tay, which river flows through the centre of Perth?|
The Almond. The other three rivers flow close to Perth, but the Almond actually passes through the city as part of the Town Lade.
|Which Scottish King was assassinated in Perth in 1437?|
James I. Apparently he had complained he was losing too many real tennis balls and had a privy blocked off. This ultimately prevented his escape.
|John Knox began the Scottish Reformation in which Perth Kirk?|
St John's. Situated in the heart of the city, St John's Kirk is an impressive building that attracts a great number of visitors every year.
|What are the two public parks in Perth called?|
The Inches. Both the North and the South Inch have suffered from flooding over the years.
|Who did the Chattans defeat in the Battle of the Clans?|
Clan Cameron. A pitched battle of 30-a-side, the Chattans found themselves a man down on the morning of the battle. The city armourer, Hal o' the Wynd, was offered significant annual compensation if he made up the numbers and survived ... which he did.
|What is the name of the football stadium in Perth?|
McDiarmid Park. Shame on you if you said Dens Park, which is in Dundee!
|Who designed the old Perth Bridge?|
John Smeaton. He also designed the Coldstream Bridge over the Tweed. Hay was a former Provost, while Dewar the first First Minister of Scotland.
|Which international insurance company was founded in Perth in 1885?|
General Accident. The only Insurance Company to hold a Royal Warrant (1911), the company was eventually taken over by Norwich Union in the 1990s.
|The museum for which Scottis Regiment is in the city?|
The Black Watch. It's located in Balhousie Castle, just off the North Inch.
|Which biblical character was reportedly born in Perthshire?|
Pilate. In nearby Fortingall, according to local legend, if you beleive that sort of thing!
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