The 'fair city' of Perth is the starting point for this much sought after Guide in the RIAS/Landmark Trust series. The Gateway to the Highlands, it was second only to Berwick in terms of wealth by 1200 and a meeting place of parliaments and general councils when Scone Palace witnessed the coronations of Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and Charles II.

The book finishes in Kinross-shire, the second smallest county, where architects William Bruce and William Adam built their homes.